I am embarrassed to admit in all of the 20+ years that I’ve lived in DMV (District Maryland Virginia), and in all the time I’ve spent in D.C, I have never been to the top of the Washington Monument.
And, get this, its free!
Yea, how awesome is that! Actually, there are insane amounts of cool things to do and see in D.C that are completely free.
So after the earthquake damage was repaired and the Monument, which I used to refer to as “the pencil” when I was younger, reopened back in May, I knew that, once I came home from Paraguay, I had to finally make the trek to the top.
Fun fact of the day – the Washington Monument is the tallest building in D.C. due to the Height of Buildings Act of 1910 which made it impossible for other buildings to be taller.