The Washington Monument Re-Opens After 3 Years

After three years the Monument is set to re open to the public! Now the monument will not only be something you can look at but now you can go back inside!

The 555-foot marble obelisk honoring America's first president reopens Thursday at 9 a.m. EDT after a three-year renovation project that included an update to its elevator system and built a new security screening facility.

Free same-day tickets for visits through Oct. 18 are available on a first-come, first-serve basis starting at 8:30 a.m. To obtain tickets, visit the Washington Monument Lodge. 

For tours beyond Oct. 19, you can reserve tickets at www.recreation.gov. beginning Oct. 10 at 10 a.m. EDT.

Source: USA TODAY

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