Washington Monument to reopen Wednesday

After a six-month closure, the Washington Monument will reopen to visitors Wednesday.

The National Park Service said in a release Monday that the monument will reopen July 14 at 9 a.m. and be open for visitors 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

Visitors need tickets to the monument, and they can only be had online at recreation.gov. There’s a $1 reservation fee per ticket, and the tickets for each day become available at 10 a.m. the day before.

The monument was closed from March to October 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns, reopening and then closing again in January of this year. Visitors to the monument are required to wear masks, the park service said, regardless of vaccination status.

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Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2013 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He's the author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" and "I Got a Song: A History of the Newport Folk Festival."

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