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Washington Monument and Mount Vernon Park

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Address: 600 N Charles Street, Charles and Monument Streets, Baltimore, MD
Phone Number: +1 410-528-1919
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
Description: 200 Years ago, Baltimoreans envisioned and commenced one of the most...
200 Years ago, Baltimoreans envisioned and commenced one of the most beautiful urban spaces in America, Mount Vernon Place. This centerpiece of a National Historic Landmark has its origins in Baltimoreans' interest in erecting a monument to George Washington, the first President of the United States, and the democratic ideals he represented.
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The area surrounding the Washington Monument is worthy of a good stroll. You'll get to see a mini park, preserved streets, and the Walters Art Museum. There's a few hotels in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

It was undergoing restoration when I was there so there really wasn't anything to see. The surrounding garden was lovely with many blooming flowers.

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Abingdon, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Right now this monument is decorated with holiday lights. At night it is beautiful and if you are in the area, it is easy to find. But, this is a very historic monument. It was finished in 1829. It was the first monument built to honor George Washington and the oldest to still survive. It has appeared in many movies... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Check out my thread on the restoration of the Washington Monument! http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1770742

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Hampstead
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Right now it is covered with scaffolding. Make sure the rehab work is finished before your planned visit! Plan to enjoy a walk around lovely Mt. Vernon.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
25 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

As a former Baltimorean this area has an iconic status. So many memories of my life are intertwined with walking through this square and walking around the Washington Monument. In my youth in the 1960's we often met there on a Saturday afternoon after walking around downtown to places like Shermans New Agency for imported magazines and book,The boutiques like... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I was looking forward to this as it was right by my hotel but was deeply disappointed to see scaffolding and the monument completely covered up. Sooner or later, this kind of refurbishment has to be done so I'm not laying any blame. Don't waste your time coming here in 2014, pick somewhere else in Baltimore.

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Baltimore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The area surrounding the Washington Monument is worthy of a good stroll. You'll get to see a mini park, preserved streets, and the Walters Art Museum. There's a few hotels in the area as well. In the summers, there are concerts held here. On Charles Street, there are always things to do and eat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

The square is pretty cool, the center is the Washington monument. Many attractions around the square. Pretty fun to look around. Everything is free, so it's good. Dun forget to transport with Charm City Circulate. Free buses across the city.

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Annapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I revisited Mount Vernon for the first time in ten years this past Saturday. What a change. A massive amount of restoration has taken place over that time period. The gardens are beautiful. The house is in good condition. This is a very walking centered tour. You need at least three hours to be able to appreciated what is here.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Baltimore was once known as the "Monumental City" and this is a reason why. Baltimore loved George Washington and built this magnificent monument to his honor over a couple decades in the 1800's. It was built before the Washington Monument in DC and it plus the surrounding area and buildings are the cultural center of Baltimore. Climb the 200+steps (no... More 

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