The Washington Monument honors the first president of the United States, Made out of Marble, Granite, and Sandstone. Perfect Views from the Top of the Washington Monument There is an an elevator that ascends 500ft. And takes you to the top of the monument to the observation deck. Tickets are limited per day and even though some might be distributed that same day in the morning, there is no guaranteed. If you have time to plan your travel then reserve tickets online to enter this iconic landmark.