The Washington Monument is finally reopening, after repairs caused by the earthquake about 2-1/2 years ago. There will be a reopening ceremony, followed by tours*.
For those of you who don't want a tour, (or don't get there in time to get a ticket,) we can still attend the reopening ceremony, then spend the day out on the mall, picnic, nearby museums, etc.
Schedule of official events:
(Try to arrive about an hour earlier than the times shown, since it'll probably be very crowded, due to being tourist season.)
8:30am - Tour tickets become available (first-come, first-served basis)
10:00am - Reopening Ceremony starts
1:00pm - Tours* start
More information about the construction and reopening can be found here.
*Tickets, which will probably be free, are required.