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What You Need to Know About Visiting the Washington Monument

The Washington Monument

The Washington Monument is an iconic symbol of American democracy, offering a magnificent view of the US Capitol from its 555-foot peak. This guide will provide visitors with everything they need to know about visiting this renowned landmark, including admission details and an overview of the monument's history.

General Information About Visiting the Monument

To visit the Washington Monument you must obtain a timed ticket by calling 877-444-6777 or at There is a $1.00 service charge per ticket.

Tickets are made available

  • 30 Days in advance

10:00 AM each morning


  • 24 hours in advance

10:00 AM each day for the next day

You can also obtain Same-Day Tickets at 8:45 AM each day. Same-Day Tickets are first-come, first-serve, and run out quickly.

Tip: Register at the day before you try to get your tickets and be at your computer or on your phone ready at 9:58 because tickets normally sell out in 5 mins.

When visiting the Monument, you must adhere to all safety and security procedures, which include no pets or weapons allowed on the premises. You may take photos outside of the monument, but photography and videography inside are prohibited.


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