Washington Monument

The Washington Monument, designed by Robert Mills and eventually completed by Thomas Casey and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, honors and memorializes George Washington at the center of the nation's capital.  During the tour, a park ranger will help your group board the elevator and provide commentary on the express ascent to the top floor 500 feet above the ground. Students may visit the 500' level observation deck at their leisure. Students then proceed down the steps to the 490' level museum. The 490' level contains exhibits and is where students enter the queue to re-board the elevator for the descent. The elevator slows in preprogrammed areas of the monument to provide passengers with views of select areas of the monument's interior. 

Contact Info
Address: 2 15th St. NW Washington, DC 20560. District Of Columbia. Tel: 877-444-6777. Website: www.nps.gov/wamo/index.htm. Hrs: Daily 9AM - 10PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: 1st-College. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 30 min. Cost: Fee.
 
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