The National Monument Society was formed in 1833 to erect a National Monument to George Washington. The cornerstone was laid on July 4, 1848 with elaborate masonic ceremonies.
Washington Monument and the Cherry Trees
The Cherry trees were a gift from across the Pacific many years ago. This gleaming white marble Washington Monument is 555 feet high. Passenger elevator takes one to observation platform near the top.
Cherry Blossom Time
A shaft of granite over 555 ft. high. The winding stairway of 900 steps makes it possible to walk to the top. There is an elevator which makes the trip also. This Historic Shrine with its setting of Cherry Blossoms is one of the most beautiful sights in Springtime and is visited by thousands each year.