5 Things You Might Not Know About the Washington Monument

Think you know everything there is to know about the Washington Monument? Think again.

Test your knowledge of the history of the Washington Monument with Elizabeth Nix and History.com.

"The Washington Monument, one of Washington, D.C.’s, most iconic structures, as well as its tallest, opened to the public 125 years ago, on October 9, 1888. This towering tribute to America’s first president took a century to plan and construct and wasn’t completed until the nation’s 21st president was in office. Additionally, the monument ended up looking much different than the architect’s original design. Find out why this happened, and learn more fascinating facts about the monument honoring to the man known as the father of his country."

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Source: Elizabeth Nix, "5 Things You Might Not Know About the Washington Monument," History.com, October 9, 2013.