This majestic obelisk is one of the tallest masonry structures in the world. The monument is a memorial to George Washington, our nation's first president, and was dedicated in 1885. In order to enter the Washington Monument, tickets are required. Free tickets are distributed by the National Park Service for same day visits from the kiosk on the Washington Monument grounds at 15th Street and Madison Drive on a first-come first-served basis.

Hours for the ticket kiosk are 8:30AM to 4:30PM, but tickets run out early.
Advance tickets are available for $1.50 service fee per ticket, plus a $.50 handling fee per order. Call 1-877-444-6777.

Looking for a hotel near the Washington Monument? The Arlington Court Hotel can accommodate you!

Guests Enjoy:
  • Complimentary light dinner Mondays through Wednesdays
  • Complimentary dessert on Thursdays
  • Wired/Wireless high speed internet in all rooms
  • Free breakfast buffet
  • Complimentary state-of-the-art business center
  • Nearby shopping in walking distance (Barnes & Noble, Chico’s, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn)
  • Dozens of restaurants in walking distance
  • Lobby convenience store
  • Grocery shopping nearby
  • State-of-the art fitness facility
  • Top floor lounge with stunning views of the Washington Monument and Capital Building
  • Free newspaper Mon-Fri
  • Pets allowed 
  • Full service laundry facilities
  • Shuttle service to metro and local areas

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