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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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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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Washington Monument

Located in a beautiful area around a historical Methodist Church and the Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 January 2017
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McMurdo Station Antarctica
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

The first Washington Monument built it is in a nice neighborhood full of things to see. The monument itself has a few small exhibits including a very informative interactive touchscreen. There is a $6 fee to climb the monument where there are 4 door size windows to peer out in the cardinal directions. For those that don't want to climb... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Located in a beautiful area around a historical Methodist Church and the Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute.

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Baltimore, USA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Not so easy to park near, not so easy to walk to. Still, it is cool to stand and touch stuff that was put there a long, long time ago.

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

Thank you for visiting Mount Vernon Place and for your appreciation of the area’s historic parks, architecture, and public monuments. As in many major cities, street parking can be challenging at times. A list of nearby off-street parking facilities can be found on our website. Another way to get here is to ride the Purple Route of the Free Charm... More 

Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I've always liked these few blocks sitting right in the middle of the city, surrounded by traffic in all directions, but very quiet and relaxing here. We drove around the monument and noticed the doors were open so we parked and went in. The two guides on duty were very friendly and well informed about the history of the monument,... More 

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

Glad we could offer you some Baltimore history and a memorable experience in just a short visit. We encourage people to drop in any time we’re open, and climbs are often available with little waiting. Visitors can also reserve a specific climb time by booking online in advance. A climb up 227 steps is something to share! Thank you for... More 

Greenwood, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

To go to the top there are 227 steps which my wife could just not take so we did not do this. However, we were allowed to go inside and look around the ground floor, including an interactive touchscreen information thing about Washington. And the bust that has been there since the 1800s was cool to see. We were not... More 

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

Thank you for visiting Baltimore’s Washington Monument. In addition to the tower climb, we welcome many visitors to the main floor gallery level and are very glad you stopped in. The space you visited was restored as part of a major restoration project completed in 2015 and is historically focused - even with the interactive exhibits. The electronic exhibits in... More 

Brunswick, Md.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

We very much enjoyed visiting here. Unfortunately, we were not able to climb to the top of the tower because it was not open. We were very disappointed in that. However, we LOVED walking around the Mt. Vernon area. SO NEAT....well worth the visit. And it was FREE!!

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

Thank you for visiting Baltimore’s Mount Vernon neighborhood. We are glad you enjoyed the area! The mission of our organization, The Mount Vernon Place Conservancy, is to restore, maintain, and manage the Squares of Mount Vernon Place and the Washington Monument in partnership with the City of Baltimore. We regret that The Washington Monument’s open hours and your visit did... More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Had a stroll in the neighbourhood and decided to visit the monument as I was in Baltimore. Quite spectacular and has rich historical connotations!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Mt Vernon Square is an area surrounded by interesting and important buildings. The Walter's Art Gallery, Peabody Institute and several good places to eat like the Helmand for great Afgan food, City Cafe, Iggies for pizza, and Akbar for Indian food. To visit the Square itself is nice especially in spring and fall as well between thanksgiving and Christmas when... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This is the oldest Washington Monument in the country. The Mount Vernon area of Baltimore once housed the wealthy of the city. It is still beautiful and probably expensive. The row houses are enormous and you can tour the Engineers Club and get an idea of how large these houses were. The club is actually two of them who belonged... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Surrendering his commission atop the monument, George Washington can see all of Baltimore and now so can YOU. When you're finished with the touristy attractions at the harbor, walk less than 1 mile up Charles Street and then another 227 steps to the top of the country's FIRST Washington Monument. You'll have done something exciting that many other tourists don't... More 

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