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Washington Monument
Erected in honor of the nation’s first president, the Washington Monument is the tallest building in Washington DC, reaching 555 feet (169 meters) high. The white, marble obelisk is also one of the capital’s most famous structures, made even more remarkable when seen with its mirror image reflected in the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool.

The Basics
At the Washington Monument—one of DC’s most visited and photographed—you can admire it from street level and then take an elevator to its top and enjoy the panoramic view. The monument is included on many guided sightseeing tours of DC, and is in close proximity to other attractions on the National Mall. Bike, Segway, and hop-on hop-off bus and trolley tours let you see many monuments in less time, and can help make the vast scale and number of sights in the capital more manageable.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Washington Monument is a must-see for all first-time visitors to Washington DC.
  • Entrance to the monument requires a free ticket. Reserve tickets in advance online or via phone, or pick up a same-day ticket at the nearby Washington Monument Lodge.
  • Washington DC can have extreme weather conditions. Check the forecast and dress accordingly.
  • Distances between monuments can be longer than anticipated, so comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • The monument is fully accessible to wheelchair users.

How to Get There
The Washington Monument is located in the center of the National Mall, on 15th Street NW between 15th Street and Madison Drive NW. It is easily accessible by bus, metro, or bike, and on foot from many of DC’s major attractions. Driving is not recommended, as parking in the area is extremely limited.

When to Get There
The Washington Monument is open daily from 9am to 5pm except on July 4 and December 25. The last entrance is at 4pm. Washington DC is always busy, yet spring and fall typically offer slightly smaller crowds, pleasant weather, and colorful foliage.

See the Washington Monument in a Different Light
Come evening, many monuments in Washington DC are artfully lit, highlighting the drama and craftsmanship of their construction. A nighttime tour of the Washington Monument enables you to see the structure with historical context and to appreciate the architecture with artistic illumination.
Address: Constitution Avenue at 15th Street, Washington D.C., USA
Admission: Free
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In God We Trust Tour

In God We Trust Tour

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Our "In God We Trust Tour" is great for church groups, faith-based academies, and/or individuals seeking to understand the history behind the religious roots of the United States of America. This tour will help explain how faith was intertwined and helped establish the founding of U.S. government and how it has greatly impacted our culture through the decades.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.70
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WE THE PEOPLE SPECIALTY TOUR ~ (4 Hour) Option 2

WE THE PEOPLE SPECIALTY TOUR ~ (4 Hour) Option 2

The We The People Tour is an enlightening and compelling tour of the history, culture, legacy of the foundation of America’s liberty, and the Constitution. Our licensed, professional guides will help you discover the principles of liberty which were written into our nation’s founding documents and that are the basis for how it still operates today. If desired to do a private tour, customization of tour is optional for our guests at an additional cost.
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  • 4 hours
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$86.58
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Top of the Line Tour including US Capitol and Washington Monument

Top of the Line Tour including US Capitol and Washington Monument

The Washington, DC Top of the Line Tour is the most complete, fun-filled way to experience the city's best sights - including guaranteed entrance to the US Capitol, Washington Monument and a seasonal Potomac cruise - all in one single day!!
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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$110.00
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$110.00

Washington DC Odyssey Brunch Cruise

Washington DC Odyssey Brunch Cruise

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Sip champagne onboard a luxurious yacht on a 2-hour brunch cruise along Washington DC’s scenic shoreline. Cast off from Gangplank Marina then enjoy live jazz and a sumptuous brunch buffet. Capture unforgettable images of the DC skyline while relaxing at your private table, then savor coffee or tea as you enjoy views of the capital city’s elegant cityscape.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.27
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Arlington Cemetery Including Monument Tour w/Washington Monument Admission

Arlington Cemetery Including Monument Tour w/Washington Monument Admission

This unforgettable, fun 8.5 hour day starts with a walking tour of Arlington National Cemetery followed by a bus tour around DC's most important monuments, with stops to walk and take pictures in the company of our top-rated live guides.
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  • 8 hours
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$99.00
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$99.00

Day or Night Private DC Sightseeing Tour

Day or Night Private DC Sightseeing Tour

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Explore Washington D.C.’s most important destinations with a fully-customizable, 4 or 5-hour private sightseeing tour for your group of 6 to 14 people. Work with an experienced guide to tailor the itinerary to your interests, and visit the city’s landmarks, memorials and museums. Enjoy convenient hotel pick-up and drop-off within the D.C. beltway and beyond in a comfortable minibus. Finish your tour with return transfer to your hotel, or make the most of your time in the capital by heading directly to one of the D.C. airports.
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  • 4 hours
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$299.00
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5 Hours Private Chauffeured DC Sight Seeing Tour / SUV & Sedan

5 Hours Private Chauffeured DC Sight Seeing Tour / SUV & Sedan

Get a first class private tour with our professional chauffeurs, past major landmarks on this tour of Washington DC. Gaze at floodlit memorials and monuments, such as the magnificent Lincoln Memorial and the glow of the Jefferson Memorial reflected in the Tidal Basin. After this 4-hour sightseeing tour, you’ll understand why the nation’s capital is considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities at night. Washington DC night tour by state-of-the-art luxury 5-passenger SUV Admire Washington DC’s major attractions and monuments floodlit at night Professional chauffeur will stop at each landmark so you can walk through each attraction.
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  • 3 hours
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$437.27
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Washington DC: small group tour with a native

Washington DC: small group tour with a native

Join this walking tour in the center of Washington. Hear the history of the Mall and monuments along the way. See the Capitol, Senate and White House, and then you will visit the Lincoln, Korea and Vietnam Memorials. The memorials tell about the lives of men and women from America’s past and present . Your guide will shere with you history, anecdotes and tradition about this fascinating city. We suggest you to wear comfortable shoes!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$65.28
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3 Hours Private Chauffeured DC Sight Seeing Tour / SUV & Sedan

3 Hours Private Chauffeured DC Sight Seeing Tour / SUV & Sedan

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There is no more comfortable, reliable and stylish way to tour the city than by chauffeured services. Having an exclusive luxury car and chauffeur at your service makes all the difference in the world. Having a comfortable ride, cold water, waiting for you at every stop certainly makes the experience much more comfortable, and efficient.
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  • 3 hours
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$318.94
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Rides & Tours on the National Mall

Rides & Tours on the National Mall

This is a private tour in the open. If you like the outdoors, this is for you. The tour will be designed for you.
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  • 1 hour
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$123.08
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$123.08
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Washington DC Guided Tours

Washington DC Guided Tours

The Best Washington DC Private Tour is fully customizable and can range from 4hrs to multiple days. This tour includes a premium vehicle(s) of your choice, dedicated professional chauffeur(s), and the best accredited tour guide available. Enjoy access to a number of DC's most intriguing museums and iconic historical sites. We are committed to providing an enriching once in a life time experience in our nation's capital city.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
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$1,250.00
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Private Washington Monuments Tour

Private Washington Monuments Tour

Discover the National Mall with a private Washington Monuments Tour in a Buick Enclave while minimizing your walking and maximizing your time at these historic attractions. The following iconic sites are on your tour: Lincoln, Vietnam War, Korean War, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., World War II, District of Columbia WW I, and Jefferson Memorials. Washington Monument Observation Deck Tickets are included. Don’t miss this spectacular view of the city of Washington. (Observation Deck is only open until 5:00pm so is not available during a night tour.)
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$399.00
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$399.00
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Monuments and Memorials Architecture Tour

Monuments and Memorials Architecture Tour

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Take a stroll along America’s ‘front yard’ on this guided, 2-hour, small-group walking tour of the National Mall in Washington, DC. From the banks of the Potomac River to the United States Capitol, this 300-acre national park is the premiere civic and symbolic space of a nation. Take a walk with a historian guide to better understand why this landscape looks the way it does, and visit famous historical sites like the Washington Monument.
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  • 2 hours
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$40.00
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DC Daytime Harbor Cruise

DC Daytime Harbor Cruise

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See Washington, DC from a new perspective as you glide along the water on a relaxing cruise. This 50-minute cruise includes light narration with fun facts mixed with music as you sail by historical monuments. Have your camera handy for some great photo opportunities with the Washington Monument!
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.74
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Customized Private 5 Hour Tour From Pick Up to Drop Off

Customized Private 5 Hour Tour From Pick Up to Drop Off

Create a unique touring experience of your own with the Custamized Private Tour! The tour features a guaranteed private experience for just your group or family. Visit anywhere in D.C! The itinerary is flexible and extendable at your request. Extra pay applies after 5 hours locked down.
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  • 5 hours
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$103.58
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Water Taxi from Wharf or National Harbor

Water Taxi from Wharf or National Harbor

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See the famous monuments of Washington, DC from an entirely new perspective on this narrated sightseeing cruise. Hop aboard a riverboat and enjoy the breathtaking view of our nation’s capital on an afternoon or evening excursion. Travel along the Potomac River to see the plethora of famous monuments and landmarks, with stunning reflective views of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Washington Monument, Arlington Memorial Bridge, and more. This is a truly unique look at the iconic monuments of Washington, DC.
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  • 2 hours
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$21.00
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Water Taxi from Wharf or Old Town Alexandria

Water Taxi from Wharf or Old Town Alexandria

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Admire Washington DC's spectacular monuments and memorials from this boat cruise along the Potomac River. See the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Arlington National Cemetery as you travel along the river. Take in panoramic views from the boat during your 30 minute afternoon or evening water taxi ride.
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  • 35 minutes
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$21.00
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Water Taxi from Wharf or Georgetown

Water Taxi from Wharf or Georgetown

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Take in panoramic views from the boat during your 45 minute afternoon or evening sightseeing cruise. Choose to depart from the District Wharf or Georgetown! Enjoy engaging narration about DC's most famous landmarks on this relaxing water taxi. Admire Washington DC's spectacular monuments and memorials from this boat cruise along the Potomac River. See the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Arlington National Cemetery as you travel along the river. Then take a stroll into the streets of the District Wharf or Georgetown. Visit trendy restaurants, cool boutiques and rich history! When you are ready to go, avoid the DC traffic and hop back on this roundtrip water taxi ride back home!
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  • 30 minutes
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$21.00
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Washington Monument & DC Highlights Tour

Washington Monument & DC Highlights Tour

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• Beat the long entrance lines and enjoy reserved entry into the Washington Monument! • Admire the U.S. Capitol Building, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, White House, Lincoln Memorial, and more!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.00
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$84.00
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National Mall Walking Tour With Washington Monument Entry

National Mall Walking Tour With Washington Monument Entry

Explore Washington, DC’s magnificent monuments on this fully guided walking tour. The live narrative is provided by knowledgeable tour guides will lead you to several key landmarks along the National Mall as well as some hidden gems. The highlight of the tour is reserved entry into the Washington Monument - including passes to the observation deck. The perfect sightseeing experience for travelers who would like to explore the US capital on foot, in the open, and with small groups of up to 12 people. Your journey begins at the White House Visitor Center where you will enter for a virtual peek into the president’s home. Your guide will then walk you to the Washington Monument with reserved entry. Proceed through the historic National Mall and visit Lincoln Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Ford’s Theatre, and more. Your tour ends at Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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$59.00
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Private 4-hour Best of Washington Tour with private driver and guide

Private 4-hour Best of Washington Tour with private driver and guide

Enjoy this half day tour with your own private driver and official tour guide and explore the vibrant city of Washington D.C. Get ready to explore the most emblematic and nicest spots in this wonderful city. Take a picture and enjoy a view of the White House, cross the street and walk through the park where most of the political protests take place in DC. Learn about the history of United States government in your visit to the Capitol Visitor Center. Get to know the most important landmarks in Washington DC when you visit all the monuments and memorials distributed around the city. Once we start the tour we offer you to visit, amongst other sites: Lincoln Memorial US Navy Memorial Martin Luther King Memorial World War II Korean Memorial Washington Monument Federal Triangle/Downtown Chinatown The White House The United States Capitol The Library of Congress - SAVE COVID-19 SAFE - As this is a private tour we take care of maintaining social distance
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$561.42
Price varies by group size
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$561.42
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Private 4-hour Best of Washington Tour at night with private driver and guide

Private 4-hour Best of Washington Tour at night with private driver and guide

Enjoy this half day tour with your own private driver and official tour guide and explore the vibrant city of Washington D.C at night. Get ready to explore the most emblematic and nicest spots in this wonderful city. Take a picture and enjoy a view of the White House at night, cross the street and walk through the park where most of the political protests take place in DC. Learn about the history of United States government in your visit to the Capitol Visitor Center. Get to know the most important landmarks in Washington DC when you visit all the monuments and memorials distributed around the city. Once we start the tour we offer you to visit, amongst other sites: Lincoln Memorial US Navy Memorial Martin Luther King Memorial World War II Korean Memorial Washington Monument Federal Triangle/Downtown Chinatown The White House The United States Capitol The Library of Congress - SAVE COVID-19 SAFE - As this is a private tour we take care of maintaining social distance
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$561.42
Price varies by group size
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$561.42
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Best of DC Private Day Tour!

Best of DC Private Day Tour!

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Our knowledgeable tour guide will accompany you to all the sights and give you background/ facts information at each stops.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$295.00
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$295.00
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