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October 10, 2009
From journal Our Nation's Capital
Greensboro, North Carolina
September 30, 2009
From journal History and Fun
May 29, 2007
From journal Business Trip to Washington D.C.
Panama City Beach and Orlando, Florida
March 22, 2007
From journal Spring Break in Washington, D.C.
by Traveling Jen
East Bridgewater, Massachusetts
March 15, 2007
The size of the monument is what hits you... it just seems to hover over everything else in the area. I guess that is what you would expect from a father... so why not from the father of this country? It really is indescribable how magnificent to see the monuments reflection in the reflecting pool... no matter how many photos or how many movies you have seen it in... it doesn't prepare you. Then, of course, the views from the monument… of the entire city. Unfreaking believable! Well worth the aggravation of getting up at the crack of dawn to ensure that you get your hot little hands on a ticket. Hours of operation are 9am to 4:45pm daily.
Tickets to visit the Monument are free of charge, however everyone (even children) needs to have a ticket. You can get tickets in advance from the National Parks service reservation system (this is for a minimal charge of $1.50). Or, you can get timed tickets at the 15th Street kiosk (located at the base of the Monument). Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 8:30am until all tickets for that day are gone. Tip: Each person can get up to 6 tickets. You can take the Metro to the Smithsonian stop. The Monument is at the West end of the National Mall.Washington Monument: 900 Ohio Drive, SW (Entrance to the Monument is on 15th St. SW).Visitor Information: (202) 426-6841
From journal Weekend in Washington DC
Lake Forest, California
November 20, 2006
From journal Washington, D.C.
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
October 22, 2006
From journal Washington - Sights and Tastes
March 4, 2006
From journal Accessible D.C.
by Amber Autumn
May 11, 2005
If asked what architectural type of monument the Washington Monument is, you'll know the answer. An obelisk can be seen from Arlington National Cemetery, Lincoln Memorial, and on a hill where the Marines' Monument is. I read a book the previous year on cemetery architecture in New Orleans and happened to see a tomb such as this one. The Washington Monument was built by men who were non-Catholics because when the Pope gave money to help finish it, most of the workers quit because they didn't want to build something the Pope supported, which also explains, if you look carefully, why the monument is built in two different sets of stone.
From journal Sightseeing in the Nation's Capitol
Charlotte, North Carolina
January 12, 2005
So with that in mind I will say this: When people go on vacation, they seem to forget their manners. Don’t forget yours! While visiting the monument is fun, about all there is to do is look though a very slim piece of glass at the city. There is not a lot of room here and the window is not big. So please look around, take a few photos, and move on so other people can enjoy it. There is no reason to spend more than about 5 minutes at each window. Yet, there are always people who are insisted on hanging out and talking. You can do that downstairs. When you are finished, you can take the elevator back down. The elevator on this floor is crowded, so you can walk down a few flights of stairs and take the elevator from there.
You do need a time-stamped ticket to enter. You can get those at a booth in the front starting at 7:30am. Or do the smart thing and go to www.reservations.nps.com and order them. Again, there is no charge for the ticket, but there is a $1.50 per person fee. It is well worth it, especially during peak times or if you don’t feel like being up that early to go get a ticket. Tickets are usually gone early, so spend the money and have them before you go.
From journal Summer fun in D.C.