Restricted Items

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For Security and Safety Reasons the following are NOT allowed within the Washington Monument.

  • Smoking;
  • Food and drink (except sealed food, water, & baby formula in clear plastic containers);
  • Grooming tools such as: fingernail clippers and tweezers
  • Bags larger than 18 x 16 x 8 inches;
  • Animals (except service animals);
  • Glass or ceramics;
  • Weapons (including any object with a blade or point including pocket-knives, scissors, nail-clippers, tweezers, etc);
  • Ammunition;
  • Mace or aerosols (Sunscreen, Deodorant, Bug Repellant, etc);
  • Lighters;
  • Vaporizers/E-Cigarettes;
  • Explosives or highly flammable substances

Last updated: April 23, 2023

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