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Washington Monument State Park

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History has its eyes on this place

I’m harboring a slightly unhealthy obsession with George Washington and never knew that this... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2018
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Great stop on the best hidden outdoor secret in Maryland

The Washington Monument is worth a drive out to see it. There is in fact a parking lot only a few... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6620 Zittlestown Rd, Middletown, MD 21769-6203
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Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

I’m harboring a slightly unhealthy obsession with George Washington and never knew that this monument existed. It’s a small hike uphill to an amazing view and really cool stone monument. It was way more than I expected and am so glad we visited.

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Reviewed April 8, 2018

The Washington Monument is worth a drive out to see it. There is in fact a parking lot only a few hundred yards down the hill. The view of the mountain ridges and valleys in Maryland is impressive. It boggles my mind however, how few...More

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Reviewed February 20, 2018

Featuring the first monument to George Washington erected in the United States, Washington Monument State Park is worth a visit. The visitor center features a nice, small museum that gives a concise history of the monument and grounds. The monument itself is a short, fairly...More

1  Thank OPMaster1978
Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

The monument is easily accessible from the parking lot. It’s about a quarter mile hike on a path uphill. You are able to climb inside the monument for a really great view of the area and Antietam Battlefield. There is also a camp ground and...More

2  Thank CivilWarTraveller57
Reviewed January 4, 2018

Come see the original Washington monument!!! The hike is easy and at the end of the trail, the view is rewarding!!! Definitely, go on a clear day to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Maryland!

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Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

Interesting history of Washington’s achievements. While we were happy to pay to support the park, it is an easy walk if you park at the lower parking lot and walk up (saves you the small fee). The views were spectacular! This is something for the...More

1  Thank sean b
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

Good hilly hiking and eye on local history on South mountain. Area north of frederick is chock full of broad Vistas and outdoor recreation.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

On a beautiful fall day, we drove up to this park & monument. Cost: $4 or have a MD golden park pass. Drive up to the parking lot, which has Fort Necessity (restrooms) available. The trail up to the monument is less than a quarter...More

1  Thank mamcsj
Reviewed September 20, 2017

As noted before, it was just a short walk from the parking lot to the monument. once up there, the view was amazing looking in all directions to West VA to PA and MD. it had recently rained before we got there so there was...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

There is a short walk from the car park to the monument. No need to go to the upper car park where you have to pay unless you want to avoid a five minute walk. The views from the top are good. I'd like to...More

1  Thank Ken R
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Response from JohnBCowgill | Reviewed this property |
Walkwoman pretty much said everything. I parked in the upper lot by the museum and walked to the top. The hike to the monument is uphill, but very gradual. It is main on the Appalachian... More