The National Park Service has just annouced that the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. will reopen this August.
The monument has been closed for the past three years in order to "rebuild and modernize" the elevator as well as build a new visitor screening center.
While many had originally hoped the project would be completed by Spring 2019, the project experienced a delay after “possibly contaminated soil” was found in the area of the monument, according to the park service.
“The potentially contaminated soil is below the ground surface and poses no risk to public health. The soil in question was likely introduced in the 1880s as the monument was being completed,” the National Park Service said in a statement.
A specific opening day has not yet been announced. But rest assured that your NationsClassroom Travel Consultants are hard at work and will announce when group ticket sales become available.