Hundreds of thousands of tourists visit the Washington Monument every year. The 550-foot obelisk honoring the first U.S. President is an imposing exclamation point in our nation’s capital, but how much do you really know about it?
Making it even more mysterious is the fact that over the last decade the landmark has rarely been open to the public. Thanks to 2011’s earthquake and the current issues with the elevator an entire generation of tourist families have missed opportunities to gaze patriotically from 500-feet above the District.
Doing our best Robert Langdon impression we dug up some interesting facts about the Washington Monument.