A Visit to the Washington Monument


Far be it from us to dissuade you from going to the Washington Monument, but at least be aware of our experience:

If you do go there, though, be sure to stand next to the window in the elevator going up and down. You can catch a glimpse of the many plaques inside the monument donated by various people and groups - it would be extremely interesting to climb up the steps and examine each one. If the National Parks Service would publish them all in a book, it would be even better! By the way, if such a document exists and you know about it, please email us. That would be an intriguing bit of history to read about.


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