Washington: The Monument

Washington: The Monument (HM22DL)

Location: Washington, DC 20024
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 53.369', W 77° 2.018'

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National Mall and Memorial Parks

The Washington Monument honors George Washington, hero of the American Revolution and the first president of the United States. When this stunning stone obelisk was completed in 1884, it was the tallest building in the world. Today the monument towers over Washington, DC, reminding us of Washington's life and legacy.

Just the facts
Height: 555 feet, 5 1/8 inches
Steps: 896
Stones: about 36,000
Weight: 81,000 tons
(as much as 6,480 school buses)
150 feet up the stones change color because they came from different quarries during two construction periods.
Soldiers drill on the White House Ellipse during the Civil War. The monument behind them remains unfinished. (Library of Congress)
HM NumberHM22DL
Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 30th, 2017 at 7:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323622 N 4306478
Decimal Degrees38.88948333, -77.03363333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.369', W 77° 2.018'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 22.14" N, 77° 2' 1.08" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)202, 301
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15th St NW, Washington DC 20024, US
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