Late Winter Monument Climb

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The stair tower consists for 227 marble steps that spiral to the top through nine rotations. At the top, a lookout area provides magnificent views in four directions. These spaces and the views from the top can also be experienced on the digital exhibitions in the Monument’s gallery. The tower is about 130 feet from its base to the top (approximately 13 stories), so be prepared to get your cardio in for the day!

Tickets to climb the Monument’s Stair Tower can be purchased onsite using a credit card (no cash accepted). Climbs are offered every 20 minutes for groups no larger than five people. If you are coming during the busy summer months, especially on the weekends, we encourage you to purchase your ticket online in advance to ensure that there will be a climb available when you visit.

We strongly recommend closed-toe shoes with good tread - the Monument's 227 steps have been climbed by countless visitors over the last 200 years, which has worn them in places. They are perfectly safe, but please take your time.

If you have heart or respiratory conditions, or are sensitive to close spaces, the tower climb is not recommended. However, the touchscreens in the gallery stream live feeds of the view from the top, so you can share in your companion's experience!

Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Please note: Tickets may be exchanged for a different date or time, however, we do not provide refunds.

Please be advised:

  • Be sure to dress for your visit. To preserve the integrity of the masonry, the Monument does not have air conditioning, and is only heated moderately during winter months.

  • There are no restrooms available.

  • For the safety of our visitors and staff, the monument is monitored by closed circuit security cameras.

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Washington Monument 699 Washington Place
Baltimore, MD 21201