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Washington Monument

Washington Monument at the West End of the National Mall

Washington Monument at the West End of the National Mall

The 555 foot tall Washington Monument is located at the west end of the National Mall and in a straight line with the Lincoln Memorial, the Reflecting Pool, the World War II Memorial and the United States Capitol.

The monument was designed by Robert Mills and was constructed between 1848 and 1884 with a significant delay in construction in the middle of that period caused in large part by the American Civil War.

The Washington Monument is constructed primarily of white marble from Maryland with some from Massachusetts. The foundation is blue gneiss from Maryland and granite from Maine. It is the tallest stone structure in the world.

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The Washington Monument has no street address. It is located between 15th and 17th Streets NW, and between Constitution Avenue NW and Independence Avenue SW in Washington DC. Click Here for Google Map showing the location of the Washington Monument.

Closest Metro Station: The Smithsonian Metro Station on the Blue and Orange Lines is the nearest Metro Station to the Washington Monument.

Washington Monument With a Variety of Background Images

Washington Monument With a Variety of Background Images

Lost Symbol by Dan Brown: The Washington Monument is mentioned in chapters 1, 3, 6, 128, 129, 131, 132 and the Epilogue.

Natural History Museum

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History has some of the most interesting exhibits including:

The Hope Diamond
Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond (January 28 through August 1, 2010)
Dinosaurs
Ocean Hall
Mammal Hall
Fossils of all kinds
Geology, Gems & Minerals
African Cultures
Western Cultures
Reptiles
Insects
Butterflies and Plants
IMAX Theater

Click Natural History Museum Website to visit the website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

The museum is located at 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, in Washington, D.C. 20560. Click Here for Google Map showing the location of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Closest Metro Station: The Smithsonian Metro Station on the Blue and Orange Lines is nearest to the Natural History Museum.

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