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Washington Monument

Washington Monument

Washington Monument

Quick facts

The Washington Monument is an obelisk constructed to honor George Washington, the first president of the United States. It is located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to the east of the Reflecting Pool and the Lincoln Memorial.

The monument is made of marble, granite and bluestone gneiss and is both the world’s highest predominantly stone structure and the world’s highest obelisk.

When it was inaugurated in 1885, it was the world’s tallest structure, until 1889, with construction of Eiffel Tower.

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Sofitel Lafayette Square Washington DC

Sofitel Lafayette Square Washington DC

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Trump International Washington DC

Ideally located in the The Mall area, Trump International Washington DC promises a relaxing and wonderful visit to Washington DC. The property offers a high standard of service and amenities to suit the individual needs of all travelers. Service-minded staff will...

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Mandarin Oriental Washington DC

A stay at Mandarin Oriental Washington DC places you in the heart of Washington DC, within a 15-minute walk of Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument. This 5-star hotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Smithsonian Castle and 1.2 mi (1.9...

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Interesting facts about Washington Monument

Here are some interesting facts about this amazing landmark:

  • The Monument is built as a free-standing construction, which means there is no cement holding the blocks together.
  • There are 896 steps to the top of the Washington Monument.
  • The color of the marble changes at the 152 foot mark. Construction was stopped due to a lack of budget and when it started again they used marble from a different quarry.

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Last Updated on October 22, 2021 by Tours Editor @