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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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Before the "other" Washington Monument.

This graceful monument was completed as the first major tribute to Washington, well before the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
mesatraveler
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mesa az
Very charasmatic

One of the first monuments to honor George Washington . Can climb the steps to the top-Area very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
849lawrences
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Baltimore, Maryland
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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 3 days ago

This graceful monument was completed as the first major tribute to Washington, well before the more-famous DC monument we all recognize.

Thank mesatraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the first monuments to honor George Washington . Can climb the steps to the top-Area very interesting. Many shops, hotels, and bars. Always busy

Thank 849lawrences
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Designed by Robert Mills, the first native born American to be trained as an architect, this was the nation's first Washington Monument. Mills is also known for designing the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C..This location was chosen and the projected height was lowered because the...More

Thank hrs314
Reviewed 1 week ago

We finished our dinner and were slowly heading to Baltimore Center Stage and took a detour to see the monument and statues. There is a lot to see in a small area and it was all well done. But old George sure is high in...More

Thank TheRealAwaxy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice monument. Great view. A lot of steps and not for the claustrophobic. You can get your incline steps.

Thank stormymorning
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It takes about 15 minutes to climb the stairs. The balcony at the top is closed but there are windows. Being the most iconic monument in Baltimore, definitely, a must do!

Thank faisalm88
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We were in Baltimore for the day and wanted to check out the monument because the last time we were in town it was closed due to being refurbished. Upon entering, you are greeted by the tour guides. You must have a reservation to climb...More

5  Thank Cynderella43
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Even if you do not want to walk the 227 steps to the top, there are historical displays inside, around the base. We were able to climb the monument steps and look around in less than an hour. There was not a wait to climb,...More

1  Thank type1mom
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Not really mush to look at although we did not go inside. This was close to the Basilica so we went by it---green spaces around it were very attractive.More

Thank edgefield2017
MVPConservancy, Manager at Washington Monument and Mount Vernon Place, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thanks for the vote for our park squares! Originally designed by the monument’s architect, Robert Mills, the squares were later rebuilt with plans by Frederick Law Olmsted and were redesigned again by the firm Carrere and Hastings in 1917. The Mount Vernon Place Conservancy, the...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

A healthy long walk will get you great views of the massive ..Mall.....between the monuments.....White House nearby...More

Thank Harvey C
MVPConservancy, Manager at Washington Monument and Mount Vernon Place, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Hi, and glad to hear you enjoy historic sites. You seem to have left your review for the Washington DC monument on our site by mistake, but we are glad to make your acquaintance! Here in Baltimore, we have the oldest monument to George Washington...More

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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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