"Tallest Obelisk in the World"

Washington Monument, Washington Overview

The tallest obelisk in the world, it is impossible to miss the towering Washington Monument if you’re visiting the DC area. Standing tall at 555 ft, the monument honors the legacy of George Washington and his contribution to the American nation.

The obelisk is hollow and Egyptian styled, with a lift taking visitors to the observation deck, where one gets a birds-eye view of the National Mall and Washington DC. 194 memorial stones from various nations are incorporated within the east and west interior walls. The obelisk is surrounded by 50 American flags, representing the 50 American states. These flags are flown throughout 

Architect: Robert Mills, later completed by Thomas Casey 
Built to commemorate: George Washington, 1st President of the United States of America
Timings: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Address: 2 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20024, United States
Things to do: Visit the observation deck, laze around in the park around the monument, take a tour of the monument
Fees: Advanced booking - USD 1
              Same day ticket - Free, provided on a first come first serve basis 
Closest metro station:
Smithsonian Metro Station

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