United States Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Guide Things To Do Essentials Restaurants Nightlife Where to Stay Neighborhoods Events Getaways All Washington, D.C. Photos of the Washington Monument in Washington, DC Written by Rachel Cooper Facebook Twitter Linkedin Rachel Cooper is a travel writer who has lived in the Washington, D.C., area for more than 25 years. She is also the author of several books covering the capital and mid-Atlantic regions. Tripsavvy's Editorial Guidelines Rachel Cooper Updated 08/29/19 Share Pin Email TripSavvy / Joe Daniel Price The Washington Monument, a memorial to George Washington, our nation's first president, is the most prominent landmark in Washington, DC and stands as the centerpiece of the National Mall. The obelisk-shaped monument towers about the city, measuring 555 feet 5 1/8 inches high. Robert Mills designed the monument. The structure was completed in two phases of construction, one private (1848-1854) and one public (1876-1884). The National Park Service was given jurisdiction over the Washington Monument in 1933. The height of the monument allows visitors to see the structure from various points around the city. These images show different views from across the nation's capital. 01 of 07 Washington Monument Steve Sucsy / Getty Images This image shows the Washington Monument looking east, across the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. While the U.S. Capitol Building can be seen in the distance, it is a mile and a half away from the monument. This is one of the best views of these famous national landmarks. Continue to 2 of 7 below. 02 of 07 Washington Monument Flags TripSavvy / Rachel Cooper Fifty flags surround the base of the Washington Monument and symbolize the 50 states of the United States. The flags were first flown from wooden flagpoles in 1920 as part of the George Washington Birthday Celebration. Aluminum flagpoles were installed in 1958, and they have been a permanent display ever since. Continue to 3 of 7 below. 03 of 07 During Cherry Blossom Season Steve Heap / Getty Images Washington, DC, is gorgeous during the spring cherry blossom season. Visitors flock to the Tidal Basin to enjoy the impressive views of Washington, DC's iconic landmarks. The Washington Monument provides a striking image during this time of year. Continue to 4 of 7 below. 04 of 07 Washington Monument at Night Michael Orso / Getty Images The Washington Monument is beautifully illuminated at night. It is a special treat to see the monument as it sparkles with reflections. This picture was taken from the George Washington Memorial Parkway and shows the reflection of lights from the Memorial Bridge on the Potomac River. Continue to 5 of 7 below. 05 of 07 View From Constitution Gardens Aude / WikiCommons / CC BY 2.0 The Washington Monument can also be seen from the Northside of the National Mall. This is a view of the monument from Constitution Gardens, a landscaped area between 18th Street and 19th Street. NW, Washington DC, between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. Continue to 6 of 7 below. 06 of 07 Fall Foliage View From the Tidal Basin orhancam / Getty Images The Washington Monument is one of Washington DC's most treasured landmarks and can be seen from across the region. The monument is especially beautiful during the fall season when the trees surrounding it are colorful. This is a view looking at the National Mall from across the Tidal Basin. Continue to 7 of 7 below. 07 of 07 View From the National Mall Wendy Connett / Getty Images Visitors enjoy the view of the Washington Monument from across the National Mall. This is the view that you see as you approach the monument from the east side of the Mall (from the Smithsonian museums and Metro Station). Visitors can see the monument from many vantage points across the city and from Northern Virginia. Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit The Best Monuments and Memorials in Washington, D.C. Things to Do for Presidents Day in Washington, DC 10 Most Scenic Views in Washington, DC Washington, D.C. National Mall Maps and Information for Visitors Best Ways to Enjoy the Washington, D.C. Cherry Blossom Festival See Scenic Images from the Potomac River in This DC Photo Tour Fun Free Things to Do in Washington, DC See Photos of Washington, DC's National Mall The 7 Best Washington, D.C., Hotels of 2021 History of the National Mall, Washington DC Exploring the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. 8 Best Events in the Washington D.C. Area in February The Best Time to Visit Washington D.C. Tips for Visiting the Jefferson Memorial See a Map of the Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC What to See and Do on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.