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Washington Monument and Mount Vernon Park

600 N Charles Street, Charles and Monument Streets, Baltimore, MD (Mount Vernon)
+1 410-528-1919
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Ranked #62 of 157 attractions in Baltimore
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
Owner description: 200 Years ago, Baltimoreans envisioned and commenced one of the most beautiful urban spaces in America, Mount Vernon Place. This centerpiece of a... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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London, England, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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21 helpful votes 21 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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Avon, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Baltimore’s Washington Memorial was the first memorial to George Washington to be completed and is located at the top of the small but pleasant Mount Vernon Park both of which are located very close to the Walters Museum which is well worth a visit. It is possible to climb to the top of the monument but the hours are limited... More

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Fallston, Maryland, USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Beautiful areas in Baltimore that are great to visit just for the beauty of the areas. Christmas time and that are is just breathtaking.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Easy to reach via 295 from the hotel! Although this monument isn't enormous like the monument in DC there is a rich cultural heritage in Baltimore that must be seen!

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Pennsylvania, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Apparently, the Monument has been closed for quite some time, but the websites we had explored before our trip did not mention this. (I looked into this when we returned home; while I did find some closure information when I dug a bit deeper, many of the pertinent websites failed to mention this.) We were looking forward to the climb... More

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