Washington Monument reopens


May 12, 2014
Ernesto McConnell

The Washington Monument is reopening today, following an almost 3-year closure due to damage caused by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake that occurred in August, 2011. The monument reopened to the public at 1 p.m. ET, following an hour long reopening ceremony. The 555-foot tall obelisk draws roughly 700,000 visitors a year, and upon reopening, is home to new exhibits located on the top floor. Tickets to visit the monument today have already been sold out, but those planning to visit the national landmark can purchase tickets online. According to Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles of the National Park Service, “Folks can walk up. They can touch the stone, feel that marble and get in the elevator and get up to the top, see the incredible view of the city. It’s unmatched.”


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