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Address: 699 North Charles Street, Charles and Monument Streets, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone Number: +1 410-962-5070
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Wed - Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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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Calming and serene

Stumbled onto this when my friend and I were walking. It was on my list to see but didn't realize how close it was to our original destination. Visited on a cold day so there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Laurie W
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New York City, New York

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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Th column is situated in the historic area of Baltimore, with nice buildings around. Still, it must have been a spectacular sight to passersby in the first years and decades it was erected

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stumbled onto this when my friend and I were walking. It was on my list to see but didn't realize how close it was to our original destination. Visited on a cold day so there weren't any crowds or loads of people. The monument sits in the middle surrounded by 3 mini parks and there is something calming and nice... More 

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

Hi Laurie, We are glad you were able to take in the monument on a peaceful day! We are indeed open to the public and welcome visitors Wednesday-Sunday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, with additional hours Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. There is no charge to enter the gallery, which contains a touchscreen exhibit about the... More 

Dundalk, Maryland
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Climbed to the top back in springtime of '77, I was in my junior year in high school, and on crutches from my second knee surgery. It was incredible, but we'll worth it. The view was spectacular. Wish I could make the climb again now that it has been refurbished. Don't think I'll be attempting it, 6 surgeries later. It... More 

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Thank Joanne H
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's phallic-like, commands a prominent spot in the midst of North Charles Street, and looks great in Christmas lights and after its recent refurbishment.

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Thank LarryArmold
Portland, Oregon
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84 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

[Nov 15] I vaguely recalled studying this piece of American history in architecture history class in college 20+ years ago. On a recent visit to Baltimore, my friend and former classmate reminded me that this is the FIRST monument to George Washington in the US (construction from 1815-1829, decades before the more famous obelisk monument in Washington, DC). He recommended... More 

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Thank msubulldog25
Ellicott City, Maryland
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

The monument is historic, and the recent renovation has made it in excellent condition. However, except for a really good touchscreen display of its components, there isn't much at the base to do or see. You need to buy tickets, which can be found online. On weekends they sell out fast. You need to purchase them for everyone in your... More 

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Thank Will4567
MVPConservancy, Manager at Washington Monument and Mount Vernon Place, responded to this review

Hi Will, we are so glad you were able to enjoy the spectacular view from the top, which for almost 200 years has been the main attraction at the monument. In addition to the beautifully illustrated electronic exhibit you explored in the gallery, we also feature a rotating series of videos detailing the recent award-winning restoration efforts of the Mount... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I was not aware there was another washington monument outside of DC until I visited Baltimore. Although not as impressive as the one in DC it is worth a quick visit.

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Thank 374matthewp
San Antonio, Texas
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We were not able to go in the monument due to repairs, but just seeing it is awesome. The entire area is loaded with historically significant homes, monuments and attractions. You could easily spend an entire day within 2 blocks of the monument.

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

It sounds as though you may have visited the monument on one of the days when we are closed to the public. Having reopened July 4, 2015, the monument is now open year-round. Our winter hours 2015-16 are Wed-Fri 2-5 PM and Sat-Sun 10-1 and 2-5. Our website always features the most up-to-date information on our hours and programming in... More 

Bethesda, Maryland
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280 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

As compared with the Washington Monument in D.C., few visitors seem to be around this site, although it is likewise lovely. On one side is the Peabody Institute, one of the nation's foremost conservatory of music and on the other side, the Walters Art Museum. All of these places merit a good visit by travelers to this city.

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Thank Margaret C
Windsor, Canada
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1,214 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

I found this area to be the prettiest in Baltimore and to a great extent the most historic of all. Although the harbor is Baltimore's main attraction this area surpasses it in its historic value.

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