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Address: 699 North Charles Street, Charles and Monument Streets, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone Number: 14109625070
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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 has been restored by the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy, and was rededicated and reopened on its bicentennial, July 4, 2015. The Monument is open Thurs. 4-9, and Fri.-Sun. noon to 5. 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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Nice views, very hard climb

After years of remodeling the Washington Monument finally reopened in 2015. With a reservation you can climb to the top to enjoy the view from windows. Being in the center of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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York, Pennsylvania

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York, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

After years of remodeling the Washington Monument finally reopened in 2015. With a reservation you can climb to the top to enjoy the view from windows. Being in the center of the city gives good views all around of different buildings. However the outdoor deck is closed. Some things to note are that a reservation via e-mail is needed to... More 

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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Rode the FREE Purple line from my hotel to this area. I felt safe during the day alone. Visited the monument, the church, and Peabody Library. Had a snack from the 7-11 and went to the Amtrak station to take more pictures--but there was nothing to do in that area. Recommended for a nice couple of hours

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This beautiful monument is the original Washington Monument and carries a certain gravitas with it. Difficult to photograph because of the slope of the streets, it is well worth a look. Beautiful buildings lining the square surround the monument and create an elegant atmosphere.

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Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Washington Monument in Mount Vernon Square area is not to be missed. You can climb the winding stone staircase to the top of our Nation's first memorial to the first president. Caution: if claustraphobic, you may have some difficulty, but know that it's only 227 steps to the top and worth the climb. And it's free when you climb during... More 

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

on a beautiful summer day, this little area has many attractions. Dining, museums( Walters Art Gallery), Peabody Conservatory, walking on some cobblestones, many churches, (0ne with (green )serpentine stones that is an incredible Victorian structure, all moody.

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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

About a 20 minute walk from the Inner Harbor, you will find restaurants of every caliber, museums, beautiful churches, statues and small city gardens. A lovely, free park to enjoy. You can't take a bad picture from any of the four sides of the monument or the center of the street parks.

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Hendersonville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I saw this from the window of the bus..it should have stopped and let us see it and take pictures. I did not even know this existed. It is beautiful and very old. I liked it better than the one on the mall.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 390 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Very nice monument in the round about in the mt Vernon area. East coast has to many monuments for anything to be rated more than average. Recently repaired but needs a good cleaning.

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

Thanks for visiting! The Monument has recently undergone a nearly 6 million dollar restoration by the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy. As part of the restoration the entire structure was gently cleaned, and repointed, and all the finishes restored to their historic appearance. The Baltimore County marble used to build the Monument comes from two different quarries--the base has a generally... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Visit all the monuments in the City. I like all of the monuments each one has a specific meaning and for a specific person.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
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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