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Guest Ed Palmedo

George Washington Memorial

 

Location: Constitution Avenue & 15th Street, NW

Metro: Federal Triangle (Blue & Orange Lines)

Telephone: 202-426-6841

Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Fall/Winter, 8:00 am to midnight Spring/Summer

 

The George Washington Monument was originally erected to honor the greatness of the city of Washington. A monumental task beginning with the laying of the cornerstone on July 4, 1843, the Washington Monument was not completed until December 6, 1884.

 

The Washington Monument rises 555 feet above the National Mall, following the design of architect Robert Mills. The obelisk design was Mills' interpretation of city designer Pierre L'Enfant's centerpiece for the capital city. Fifty flags surround the base of the Washington Monument, one to symbolize each state in the Union.

 

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