Washington Monument, Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials Temporarily Closed
Washington, D.C. - The National Park Service (NPS) has temporarily closed the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial and the Old Post Office Tower as a precaution following today's earthquake in the D.C. area. The monuments and memorials were evacuated following the earthquake. No injuries to any visitors have been reported.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, the World War II Memorial, Vietnam Memorial and the Korean War Memorial remain open.
Did You Know?
The Washington Monument was damaged in an earthquake on August 23, 2011. Crews assessed the damage and found stones that were cracked, broken, and displaced throughout the structure.