Washington Monument


Built in honor of the United State's first President, George Washington, this National Monument stands as the tallest structure in Washington, D.C.  Shaped like an Egyptian obelisk, it is 555’ 5/8” high and made of marble, granite, and bluestone gneiss, it took 36 years to complete.  From the top viewers enjoy 30 to 40 miles visibility in clear weather.

The Washington Monument is located near the west end of the National Mall.

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NPF'S Impact at Washington Monument

  • Thanks to an America’s Best Idea grant, National Mall and Memorial Parks partnered with two after school clubs to introduce students to the national parks, the National Mall, and the life and work of...

Photos from Park Visitors