• Washington Monument

    Washington Monument

    District of Columbia

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  • Washington Monument will Re open in May

    The Washington Monument is currently closed for the final stages of restoration from the earthquake of 2011. The Monument is due to re open on May 12, 2014. Additional information to follow soon. More »

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GPS Coordinates: 38.889463, -77.035237
Address: 2 15th St. NW Washington, D.C.
Nearest Intersection: 15th St. & Madison Dr. NW

Parking

General parking is available at the Paddle Boat Parking Lot along Maine Ave. SW, and along Ohio Drive, SW between the Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson Memorials. Bus parking is available primarily along Ohio Drive, SW near the Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson Memorials and along Ohio Drive, SW in East Potomac Park. See Maps for a details. Nearby handicapped parking includes the Paddle Boat Parking Lot along Maine Ave. and at the World War II Memorial.

Local Transportation

Bicycle
Capital Bikeshare is authorized to operate bike share stations throughout the National Mall; the nearest location to the Washington Monument is along Jefferson Drive SW between 14th and 15th Streets SW. For detailed information, see Bicycling Information.

Public Transportation
Buses service Constitution Avenue and 14th St. Visit WMATA for route details and fares. The nearest Metro (subway) stop is Smithsonian, on the Orange and Blue lines. Visit WMATA for more information about Metro routes and fares.

Getting to D.C.

Plane

Washington, D.C. is served by Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).

Car
Interstate 395 provides access to the Mall from the South. Interstate 495, New York Avenue, Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, George Washington Memorial Parkway, and the Cabin John Parkway provide access from the North. Interstate 66, U.S. Routes 50 and 29 provide access from the West. U.S. Routes 50, 1, and 4 provide access from the East.

Train
Trains including Amtrak, MARC, and VRE service Union Station and/or L'Enfant Plaza in Washington, D.C.