What else stands more proudly than the Washington Monument which overlooks the entire District of Columbia?

This prominent structure marks the skyline of Washington, DC since 1884 and was built to commemorate President George Washington’s military leadership during the American Revolution.

Standing 555’5’’ feet tall, the Egyptian obelisk offers an unobstructed view of the city for over thirty miles.

For a bird-eye view glimpse of the District, reserve tickets at the National Park Service website, but reserve early since it is peak season from April to September and the tickets are very much in demand.

Shh… Free tickets for same-day visitors can be obtained on a first-come-first –serve basis from the Washington Monument Lodge at 8:30 am.