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Washington Monument State Park

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Address: 6620 Zittlestown Rd, Middletown, MD 21769-6203
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I had passed by this place many times. Today, I went in. I made the hike to the very top, and I was glad I did. Please note the trail is gradual... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had passed by this place many times. Today, I went in. I made the hike to the very top, and I was glad I did. Please note the trail is gradual, but it is dirt no not too good for wheelchairs. The tower has a steep and narrow stairway.

Thank JohnBCowgill
Charles Town, West Virginia
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful historic monument. Easy to get to in southern Maryland, it's a rugged monument that is bigger than you would think. It is the first public monument that was built to honor George Washington. From the parking lot at the base of the park that shares its name, you have a short easy uphill hike to the... More 

Thank Ogslayor
Bethesda, Maryland
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233 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

The Visitor's Center wasn't open, nor was the restroom when we visited, but still worth the stop for history fans. Short walk up to the monument to a great paroramic view. Great CCC restoration. You can jump on AT if you want to make a longer day of it.

Thank Sheryl B
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Nice place to take a hike. Great view from the top of the Washington Monument. Visit during the summer, when the bathrooms are open. Nice playground for children.

Thank Jack W
Middletown, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is a family favorite. Just a pleasant little hike that small children can handle, easy to navigate with a jogging stroller or off road wagon. We take this hike with the cub scouts as well, as the boys love to climb to the top of the monument. Great views on clear days.

Thank Don G
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Easy and fun hike. Great views from the top. Take your camera and binoculars. Lots of bird watching from the monument. Can also connect to the AT trail to hike farther.

Thank elizabethmE9459JU
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Visited the park with my brother. We walked up the trail to see the original Washington Monument. It was basically a lookout built during the Civil War. Kind of looks like a giant milk jug made out of rocks. What a view though! This is a good place to visit for a few hours with the family. Restrooms on site.

1 Thank BobowillTravel
Frederick, Maryland
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Washington Monument State Park has a little something for everyone. At the bottom there are areas to hang out and picnic. A small interpretative center and a ranger station. You can take a short hike to the monument and even say you were hiked part of the Appalachian Trail in the process. The rocks below the monument can be slippery... More 

1 Thank Jason S
Dundalk Sparrows Point, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2016

My parents used to bring me here as a child when we lived in nearby Hagerstown. I have visited twice in the last 3 years. It's a nice short hike from the parking lot. The monument has an interesting history. The view is spectacular from the top.

1 Thank Lisa B
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We hiked up to this beautiful overlook and spent a bit of time talking to a volunteer bird counter, tracking migration of birds of prey. Great visit; we'll be back!

1 Thank tada6

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