Information & Facts
15th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Although admission is free, a ticket is required to
enter the monument and ascend to the top. Advance ticket
reservations are subject to a $1.50 fee per ticket and a handling
charge of $0.50 per order.
English is the most common language but Spanish is often
spoken in south-western states.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into
100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are
widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely
accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid
hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.
Note: The monument is currently closed indefinately
due to safety concerns in the aftermath of the October 2011
earthquake. Ordinarily the monument is open daily 9am to 5pm. The
ticket kiosk in the grounds is open daily 8:30am to 4:30pm, but as
a limited number of first-come, first-serve tickets are obtainable
daily, it is advisable to queue early.