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Washington Monument and Mount Vernon Place

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Address: 699 North Charles Street, Charles and Monument Streets, Baltimore, MD 21201
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+1 410-962-5070
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10:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The centerpiece of this National Historic Landmark District is the...

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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Gorgeous monument

Beautiful view of the Washington monument with surrounding flags all around. We weren't able to go to the top because it was closed due to elevator maintenance. We walked around... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jenn H
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Houston, Texas
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Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interesting but I would not make a point just to see this and leave. Make it a part of an overall tour through the small park areas, the Pope John Paul II prayer garden, the Walters Museum, and Peabody Library.

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Thank pyrewoman
Houston, Texas
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful view of the Washington monument with surrounding flags all around. We weren't able to go to the top because it was closed due to elevator maintenance. We walked around took photos close by was WWII memorial and a walks way if the Jefferson monument. We then slower walked toward tidal basin and took the circulator bus back to terminal... More 

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Thank Jenn H
Budapest, Hungary
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 all directions are worth the climb.

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Thank David S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 such an interest for the monument! The views from the top are one of a... More 

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Thank Daniel M
Newport, Rhode Island
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210 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
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.

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Thank steve f
Bethesda, Maryland
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710 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
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 the top are nice, but the glass windows prevent great pictures. Informative exhibit on first... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 still pretty to walk around. The monument was open, and I was able to do... More 

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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!

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Thank laurel833
MVPConservancy, Manager at Washington Monument and Mount Vernon Place, responded to this review

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 website also offers much of the information found on the interactive kiosks in our free... More 

New Haven, Connecticut
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345 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
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....

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