Last updated: April 15, 2022
The interior of the Washington Monument is currently closed, but you may walk around the outside of the building.
Pets are allowed on the grounds, provided they are restrained on a leash no longer than 6 feet in length.
There is no fee to visit the grounds.
2 15th St. NW
Washington, DC 20024
Via Metro: Exit at Smithsonian, using the Mall exit. As you exit the tunnel, the Washington Monument will be behind you.
The Washington Monument Lodge, located along 15th Street between Madison and Jefferson drives, opens at 8:45 a.m. for distribution of free, same day, timed tickets on a first-come, first-serve basis. One person may obtain up to six tickets as well as request their preferred ticket time.
Order tickets online up to a month in advance of your visit. Inventory for the next available day (30 days out) becomes available at 10 a.m. each morning (e.g. - on May 7 at 10 a.m., tickets will become available for visits on June 6). Additionally, a limited number of additional tickets are made available at 10 a.m. each day for the next day's visits (e.g. - on May 7 at 10 a.m., tickets will become available for visits on May 8).
Online tickets for the Washington Monument are available from recreation.gov (1-877-444-6777). There is a $1.00 service charge per ticket to cover the reservation service.
The sidewalks and approaches to the Washington Monument are ADA compliant.