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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 »

Washington Monument Earthquake Update

On Tuesday, August 23, 2011, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake, occurred 84 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., damaging the Washington Monument. The National Park Service has temporarily closed the Monument and is assessing the damage to it.

Washington Monument Earthquake Repair Project details may be viewed on the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment website. This site contains the results of a seismic assessment.


Due to the increase in the number of Videos and Photographs we have created Galleries for them in the Washington Monument Photo and Multimedia area of the site. Please click on the links to take you to them.