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DC City Tour by Bus with Reserved Monument Entry and Lunch
"Your VIP experience begins outside the Library of Congress where you’ll meet your tour guide.  You will be escorted across the street to begin your reserved entry into the U.S. Capitol Building for a 45-minute tour of one of the most symbolically important and architecturally impressive buildings in the nation. On your guided walking tour of the Capitol you will see the Crypt the Rotunda and National Statuary Hall and also spend time at the U.S. Capitol’s Visitor Center.  On your way to the next stop (the White House)
From $125.00
 
Moonlit Motor Coach Tour of the National Mall with Pick-Up
"After pickup from your hotel or local accommodations meet your guide and the rest of the tour group at the National Archives Building to begin this comprehensive 3-hour tour around and through the nation’s capital Washington DC. Travel aboard an air-conditioned motor coach with an expert local guide who knows the city of Washington DC inside and out. See the city and monuments lit up for the evening and enjoy a bus/walking tour in the evening and escape the heat of the daytime.A brand new air-conditioned coach bus will take you to all the major sights as you explore the National Mall. At each stop your tour guide will hop out with you to personally lead you through the memorial
From $60.00
 
3 Hour Private Washington DC Deluxe City Tour
"Your personal tour guide will bring life to the rich history of our nation's capitol. This licensed and insured tour guide has been leading groups big and small to some of DC's most notable sites since 2006. Crowd favorites include the White House MLK Memorial and National Air and Space Museum.Your itinerary is as follows:The Capitol Building (15 min) Library of Congress (30 min)White House (15 min)World War II Memorial (30 min)Jefferson Memorial (15 min)Martin Luther King you will be dropped off at your hotel or local accommodation.  Tours are available starting at either 10am or 6pm."""
From $90.00

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Washington Monument

Show up early for tickets if you want to go inside. This simple white obelisk completed in 1884, commemorates the first president of the US, George Washington and is by law the tallest structure in...
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Jim_Eliason
Dec 14, 2016

Washington Monument

Easily, this is the monument that you'll see when you get onto the Mall in DC. If you have the patience, this will offer you the best view around. Otherwise, it is a landmark, that works for a focus...
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chattygirl7491
Feb 05, 2016

The Washington Monument

The Washington Monument is an obelisk that stands 555 ft. (169 m.) over the Mall. A lift takes you up to the top in 1 minute and 10 seconds where you can observe the city from all 4 sides. On 23...
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b1bob
Aug 31, 2015

The Iconic Monument

Located on the National Mall is this tall obelisk, a monument dedicated to the first President of the United States. Viewed from all directions around D.C. the Washington Monument truly is a...
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Gypsystravels
May 08, 2015

Washington Monument Scaffolded

Because of an unexpected earthquake August 23, 2011, when we visited in 2013, the Washington Monument was enclosed completely in scaffolding. The monument is now open to visitorsFree Tickets - The...
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DEBBBEDB
Jan 04, 2015

Looking forward to the view up top!

You must go to the top of the Washington Monument . Tickets are required and can be purchased in advance. Free tickets can be obtained for the same day from the kiosk at the bottom of the hill from...
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GracesTrips
Oct 14, 2014

See the city from above -- if the clouds permit!

The Washington Monument probably would have rated as my favorite had our view from the top not been fogged in (be aware of sky conditions before you ride the elevator up). Before I met my wife she...
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HSC123
Jul 04, 2014

The Iconic Washington Monument

UPDATE: May, 2014 ~ The Washington Monument repair and restoration work has been completed and the Monument is now open to the public.Shortly after arriving in the Washington, D.C., our bus driver let...
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starship
May 14, 2014

Huge obelisk, Washington monument

Somehow it looked huge when you saw it. When "Lady Liberty" was smaller than we thought, this one was bigger than we thought.In many photos just some months ago it has been covered with scaffoldings...
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Turska
Apr 20, 2014

Washington Monument

It took a long time but it got there in the end. For twenty years after the first stone was laid in 1848 it was merely a stump. Twenty years after that it was finally built - becoming the tallest...
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antistar
Jun 12, 2013

Washington Monument

One of the most recognizable landmarks in Washington, this is the tallest pure stone structure and the largest obelisk in the world. (169.294 meters, 555 feet). It honors the first President of the...
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GentleSpirit
Jan 11, 2013

The Washington Monument

Washington Monument National Park. A structure on the Washington Mall. It is over five hundred feet tall, built in the nineteenth century in honor of our first president, George Washington. In shape...
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Oct 14, 2012
 
 
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Things to Do Near Washington Monument

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Holocaust Museum

Book your free tickets in advance to the Holocaust Museum online. If you have children - Daniel's story is not in the main museum and a great walk-through of what the experience was like for many...
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Bureau of Engraving & Printing

This is the real money factory! The place where people that work here can hold in their hands millions of dollars every day but when they go back at home they have to check the bills at the door and...
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Freer & Sackler Art Galleries

The Peacock room was originally a room in the home of british shipping magnate Frederick Leyland to show off his collection of Asian pottery, mostly in blue and white. The initial design was made my...
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National Museum of American History

This museum features an eclectic but very interesting collection of American artifacts. Unfortunately, the entire west wing was closed at the time of our visit (scheduled to reopen completely in...
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World War II Memorial

This was my first time seeing this memorial, and it is fantastic! Very big, very beautiful, and very well done. It is a great tribute to the men and women who gave their lives fighting in WWII. This...
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Smithsonian Institution Building

The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum complex and research organization. It consists of 19 museums and galleries (14 of which are in Washington, D.C.; the others are in New York...
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