Fees & Passes

The Washington Monument Lodge, a small stone building, in front of the Washington Monument.

Tickets are available Washington Monument Lodge on 15th Street adjacent to the Washington Monument.


Tickets are required to visit the Washington Monument

Tickets may be obtained by either of two methods.

Free Tickets: The Washington Monument Lodge, located along 15th Street, opens at 8:30 a.m. for distribution of free, same day, timed tickets on a first-come first-served basis. One person may obtain up to six tickets as well as request their preferred ticket time. All visitors (including children ages 2+) must have a ticket to enter the Washington Monument.During peak season, tickets run out quickly. Be advised that many visitors form a line to wait for the ticket window to open long before the ticket window opens.

Order advance tickets online or call 1.877.444.6777 for individual tickets or 1.877.559.6777 for group reservations. There is a $1.50 service charge per ticket. These tickets may be picked up at the “will call” window of the Washington Monument Lodge on the day of your tour. Availability is limited. During the peak season of April-September, tickets frequently are completely booked months in advance.


The Washington Monument is open daily except July 4 and December 25.

Regular Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Last tour begins by 4:30 p.m.
Summer Hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day): 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Last tour begins by 9:45 p.m.


All visitors are subject to security screening. Please inform the ranger if you have a medical condition or medical device that could be affected by a magnetic field.

The following items are prohibited:

  • Animals (except certified guide dogs)
  • Suitcases or Large Backpacks
  • Guns or Knives
  • Strollers
  • Food or Drink
  • Mace or Aerosol Cans
No on-site storage is available for personal items.

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