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Address: 699 North Charles Street, Charles and Monument Streets, Baltimore, MD 21201
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
Description: The centerpiece of this National Historic Landmark District is the...
The centerpiece of this National Historic Landmark District is the Washington Monument, the first monument to honor George Washington, the first president of the United States of America. The Monument is being restored by the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy and will be rededicated and opened on its bicentennial, July 4, 2015. Surrounding the Monument are the park squares of Mount Vernon Place, described as one of the most beautiful urban spaces in America.
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Nice monument, alot of history.

Baltimores own Washington Moment, right in the heart of downtown Baltimore, not as nice as Washington DC's but still nice place to visit if in town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Baltimores own Washington Moment, right in the heart of downtown Baltimore, not as nice as Washington DC's but still nice place to visit if in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The tour was nice. We all studied Washington in school. By coming here it helps bring it all to life .

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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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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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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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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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Address: Address: 699 North Charles Street, Charles and Monument Streets, Baltimore, MD 21201
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Baltimore>  > Mount Vernon

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