The Washington Monument is reopening to the public today for the first time since 2011. Take a look back at its storied history.
The Washington Monument reopens to the public today for the first time since an earthquake closed it in 2011. Completed in 1884, it was created as a show of gratitude to George Washington, whom many call the country's most essential Founding Father. Here's a look back at its history:
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