It's the most popular tourist attraction in our nation's capital, and now, after a three-year closure due to renovations to repair damage caused by a 2011 earthquake, the Washington Monument is finally open again. More than 625,000 people visit the 555-foot, 5.125-inch structure each year, including plenty of families whose kids can't wait to ascend the "giant pencil," as they affectionately refer to it.
But before you head to Washington DC, there are a few things you need to know about taking your kids to visit the monument. Read on for all the details.
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