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Washington Monument and Mount Vernon Place

699 North Charles Street, Charles and Monument Streets, Baltimore, MD 21201
+1 410-962-5070
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Nice hike in the middle of Baltimore!

This is a wonderful monument in the middle of Baltimore commemorating George Washington. There is... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
David S
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Budapest, Hungary
Good addition for anyone visiting!

I stayed in Baltimore for one week and really wanted to catch the views from the top of the... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
Daniel M
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The centerpiece of this National Historic Landmark District is the Washington Monument, the first major monument to honor George Washington, the first president of the United States of America. The Monument has been restored by the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy, and was rededicated and reopened on its bicentennial, July 4, 2015. Visit our website to learn more about hours and reserving a climb time. Surrounding the Monument are the park squares of Mount Vernon Place, described as one of the most beautiful urban spaces in America. The parks are open dawn to dusk.
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699 North Charles Street, Charles and Monument Streets, Baltimore, MD 21201
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

This is a wonderful monument in the middle of Baltimore commemorating George Washington. There is an exhibit at the bottom which gives the history of the site, and then a 227 step climb to the top of the monument. The views from the top in...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2017

I stayed in Baltimore for one week and really wanted to catch the views from the top of the monument - don't regret it at all! The Staff was super friendly and were quite amused that a foreigner like me (I'm from Costa Rica) had...More

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We were traveling around and found this monument and knew we had to stop. The D.C. monument is grander but this one exemplifies Washington's style, humble and done well.

Thank steve f
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

The whole area is beautiful. You can reserve timed tickets online for the monument, as they only allow 5 climbers at once. You are climbing over 200 stairs, but it was a pretty easy climb. It wasn't as narrow as some monuments. The views from...More

Thank Sheryl B
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Neat monument, which we learned was the first Washington Monument, with an excellent view of the city. Be prepared to climb up a lot of steps.

Thank dagmar2004
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This was a fun expedition! I went on a Saturday afternoon and the monument is surrounded by cherry blossom trees, which were just starting to flower. The fountains around the monument were not in service yet (since it was 28 deg out!) but it was...More

Thank TravelingBetsy_11
Reviewed 4 March 2017

So disappointed that this was closed. Wish I had know in advance but as an out of towner did not have the information. Teach me for not checking first!More

Thank laurel833
MVPConservancy, Manager at Washington Monument and Mount Vernon Place, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

We’re sorry to miss you too!!! If you don’t have a chance to get back in person, our website has the story of this nation’s first George Washington Monument here in Baltimoreand its major restoration completed for our 2015 Bicentennial. Our Mount Vernon Place Conservancy...More

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Very cool monument...worth a quick visit...came upon this by chance trying to discover Baltimore...interesting old monument and period art.....and amazing residences near by....

Thank JJFlash7
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We only looked at it from the outside but it was nice. I was told you can climb it but don't know that for a fact. In a neighborhood that has some great restaurants.More

Thank jtfranco
MVPConservancy, Manager at Washington Monument and Mount Vernon Place, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2017

Dear jtfranco, Glad you saw the monument lit at night. The new exterior lights are LED energy efficient, and are part of a major restoration effort directed by the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy and completed in 2015. Please come back sometime to see how the...More

Reviewed 20 February 2017

Only 227 steps to the top of Baltimore's Washington Monument, which was completed in 1829 and predates the more famous monument in Washington, D.C. Both monuments were designed by architect Robert Mills. The Baltimore monument is located in the town's Mt. Vernon section and is...More

Thank Sowellman
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3 August 2017|
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Response from Kareelas | Reviewed this property |
The Marketplace a few blocks away is quite good and offers a large choice of food and drinks!
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Response from Bryn3 | Reviewed this property |
No, the one in Baltimore is older than DC's. It would be hard to confuse them.
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Response from Will4567 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you should be able to climb to the top. You should buy your ticket in advance to ensure you can climb. If you have a group, know that they limit the number. There is no open air platform - you just can look out 4 large... More
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