The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A Monumental Legacy
National Mall and Memorial Parks
A Monumental Legacy
The Washington Monument honors George Washington, hero of the American Revolution and first president of the United States. When this stunning stone obelisk was completed in 1884, it was the tallest building in the world. Today the monument towers over Washington, DC, reminding us of Washington's life and legacy, including the capital city that bears his name.
The Washington Monument is closed until spring 2019
Mechanical, electrical, and computer issues have shuttered the monument since August 17, 2016.
Businessman and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein pledged funding for the National Park Service to modernize the elevator. Rubenstein's gift to the National Park Foundation's Centennial Campaign for America's National Parks will allow the National Park Service to replace the computer system, add a remote diagnostics, refurbish the elevator machine and gear, replace existing hardware, and install audio/visual screens.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 38° 53.397′ N, 77° 2.204′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 17th Street NW 0.1 miles Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20006, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jefferson Pier (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named A Monumental Legacy (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The German-American Friendship Garden (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named German-American Friendship Garden (about 700 feet away); Washington Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington: The City (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Paul Jones Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington: The Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.