Please see route change for Saturday, June 22nd and Sunday, June 23rd
On Saturday June 22nd and Sunday June 23rd, due to the Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle, stops 3, the National Archives and stop 16, the Newseum and the National Gallery of Art will be closed all day on both days. Both of these stops and the BBQ Battle are easily accessible from stop # 1, the Washington Welcome Center. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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Washington Monument

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Washington Monument

One of the most celebrated and spectacular sights on the National Mall, the Washington Monument, stands as a grand tribute to our nation’s first President, George Washington. The 555 foot obelisk is also one of the oldest and most recognizable memorials in the City. While construction began in 1848, the monument was not completed until 1884 because of financial difficulties during the Civil War.

Visitors from around the world are treated to breathtaking views from the top of the monument where the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, the Capitol and the White House can be seen. Inside, 192 memorial stones that were donated from various states, cities and historical societies are seen on the walls.

At the bottom of the monument, fifty American flags fly in honor of George Washington, symbolizing the current fifty states and the nation he founded.

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