Tickets for the Washington Monument are available free in person at the monument and for advance purchase online at Recreation.gov. Tickets are available daily on a first-come, first-served basis at the Washington Monument Lodge. Each ticket is valid for a specific time slot.
The Washington Monument is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and tickets are on sale until 4 p.m. The monument serves as a tribute to George Washington and builders completed it in 1884. It is the world's tallest free-standing stone structure at over 550 feet. The observation area at 500 feet offers scenic views of the city.