Lonely Planet Writer

Washington Monument closed for second time

The Washington Monument.
The Washington Monument. Image by Glenn Harper / CC BY 2.0

Visitors to Washington DC will not be able to climb the heights of the huge white obelisk standing on the National Mall, also known as the Washington Monument. For the second time in a week the elevator at the monument is being repaired. The Monument closed for two days last week for repairs, but reopened for the weekend.. The National Park Service hope to reopen the Monument by Thursday. Read more: dcist.com