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About Washington Monument

The Washington Monument is the most prominent structure in Washington, D.C. The 555-foot, 5-1/8" marble obelisk honors the nation's founding father George Washington, who led the Continental Army to victory, and then became the nation's first president under the Constitution.

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The Washington Monument was formally dedicated on February 22, 1885, and at the time of its construction, it was the tallest building in the world; it remains the tallest stone structure in the world.


go to the top it's amazing!

- Scott Thelen

Take a gander at this giant monument to one our country's founding fathers.

- Larry Cheng

Incredible, simple incredible

- Dave H

Built between 1848 and 1884. It’s 555’5-1/8’’ tall and has 897 steps. See the C-SPAN video of the reopening of the Monument in 2002, after its renovation.


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- Steve K.

Beautiful in the park

- Kathleen Forden

You can see the Lincoln Memorial really well from here.

- Nick Cocco

Join the rally troops!

- Rob Mehta

We hope you enjoyed your visit to the Washington Monument. Please join the Trust for the National Mall as we preserve this iconic park for future generations.

- Trust for the National Mall

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Best pictures come at sunset from the WW2 monument

- @mrfboyer

Hmm... I love sight seeing

- Terri Manzetti

It's big big

- Phoenix πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯

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Come watch 66,000 pounds of fireworks ignite the night this Fourth of July right here at the nation's capital! While there, check out this photo from 1986's firework display!

- US National Archives

Fireworks light the night sky by the Washington Monument in this photo, taken during ceremonies celebrating the 175th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 1951.

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Did this landmark turn (RED) on World AIDS Day?

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An ode to the first; In addition to being the world's the tallest stone structure, the Washington Monument is also the world's tallest Obelisk.

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A beautiful homage to Egyptian architecture.

- Mike Hopkins

Quite impressive and constructed without our intervention. Reminiscent of the Obelisk of Deimos, though not as tall or pointy.

- Ros47 Delta

This photograph depicts President Truman delivering his speech at the Washington Monument during ceremonies commemorating the 175th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 1951.

- US National Archives

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