Washington Monument Tours
Hours of Operation
The Washington Monument is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, with the last tour beginning at 4:45 pm. The only days for scheduled closure are July 4th and December 25th.
The following items are restricted within the Monument:
No storage facility available.
No Animals (except certified guide dogs)
No Suitcases or Large Backpacks
No Guns or Knives
No Strollers
No Food or Drink
No Mace or Aerosol Cans
Please let the Rangers running the lines know if you have any medical conditions (i.e. pacemakers) that require special attention at the security screening facility.
View from the Top
Washington Monument Ticket Reservations and Fees
The Monument is free, but does require a ticket. The ticket kiosk for the monument, located at the base of the monument on 15th street opens at 8:30 am to distribute free tickets on a first come first serve basis. One person may pick up to six tickets maximum. All individuals (including children must have a ticket). During the spring and summer, tickets traditionally go very quickly for the entire day. The line for tickets have started as early as 7:30 am, please plan accordingly.
If you care to reserve a ticket(s) in advance you may do so by going to either visiting the National Park Service ticketing website http://www.reservation.gov or by calling 1.877.444.6777, for group
Construction Photo
reservations only call 1.877.559.6777. There is a $1.50 fee per order to reserve tickets ahead of time. These tickets may be picked up at the will call window of the monument ticket kiosk the day of your tour.
National Mall in Washington, DC