The Washington Monument is the most prominent structure in Washington, D.C. and one of the city’s early attractions. It was built in honor of George Washington, who led the country to independence and then became its first President. The Monument is shaped like an Egyptian obelisk, stands 555’ 5 1/8” tall, and offers views in excess of thirty miles. It was finished on December 6, 1884.
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National Mall is listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and includes all areas from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial. The Washington Monument lies between the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial.
Added to NRHP: October 15, 1966
NRHP Reference#: 66000031