Mount Vernon Place

Washington Monument

Historic Site · Mount Vernon
699 Washington Pl (at Mt Vernon Pl), Baltimore, MD 21201, United States
Open until 4:00 PM (Show more)
  • Thu
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Fri
    • Noon–4:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM

After restoration by the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy, the monument reopened on its Bicentennial July 4, 2015! Visit our website for admission and ticketing.


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    J R.
    "$6 to climb up for a great view of the city!"(6 Tips)
    Baltimore Maryland M.
    "Take the 228 steps to the top for an amazing view of the city."(5 Tips)
    Baltimore Maryland
    "first monument to George Washington"(6 Tips)
    Greg S.
    "Climb for great views of downtown Baltimore."(4 Tips)
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  • J R.

    $6 to climb up for a great view of the city!

    J Rodriguez · 2 weeks ago
  • N ~.

    One of Baltimor's historical sights. Down the street are many restaurants and cafes. You can have a lovely walk to the inner harbor.

    N ~ · September 1
  • Mount Vernon Place

    The Washington Monument is open. Please visit our website to learn more about hours and visiting and to reserve your time to climb to the top.

  • John P.

    ReOpened to public Independence Day 2015 on two hundred year anniversary.

    John Power · July 3
  • Brandon L.

    While the monument is under restoration it inspired me to make a thread of the work being done.

    Brandon Lawson · February 28
  • Chrissy N.

    I love the Christmas lighting

    Chrissy Nickel · November 30, 2014
  • Tracy B.

    Too bad we can't go up, under construction.

    Tracy Beaver · July 22, 2013
  • Reynald D.

    EeeeetwNaomi MorinagaTt

    Reynald Dizon · May 26, 2013
  • Jacqui A.

    The steps were closed so no access...

    Jacqui Austin · April 28, 2013
  • Mohd Rohaizad K.

    The Monument of George Washington.

    Mohd Rohaizad Kuala Perlis · October 9, 2012
  • Tracy G.

    Check out the Baltimore bike party the last Friday every month. Meet at 7!

    Tracy Gold · May 27, 2012
  • Jessica G.

    Right across from the venue and just a block from the hotel. Climb to the top for $1! Open 10am - 5pm

    Jessica Goon · April 3, 2012
  • Baltimore Maryland M.

    Located in the heart of Mt. Vernon, this was the first monument to George Washington. Take the 228 steps to the top for an amazing view of the city.

    Baltimore Maryland Manager · January 25, 2012
  • Esther E.


    Esther Earnest · January 24, 2012
  • ceon c.

    love this place

    ceon ceon · January 4, 2012
  • Yolanda A.

    Great place try fall to visit

    Yolanda Allen · December 23, 2011
  • Bew R.

    Check out the lighted Monument at night. Take a few friends, a camera and some hot apple cider.

    Bew Radley · December 9, 2011
  • Emilee R.

    The 40th annual lighting of the Washington Monument happens from 5:30 - 8:00 pm in Mt. Vernon on December 1st. Stay for fireworks afterward.

    Emilee Romano · December 1, 2011
  • Emilee R.

    Enjoy the *40th* annual lighting of the Washington Monument December 1 at 5:30.

    Emilee Romano · December 1, 2011
  • Emilee R.

    Mount Vernon Place celebrates the holiday season with the *40th* annual lighting of the Washington Monument Dec 1 at 5:30 pm

    Emilee Romano · December 1, 2011
  • Bryan R.

    Be sure to come on Dec 1 for the lighting ceremony

    Bryan Ramos · November 13, 2011
  • Baltimore Maryland

    Baltimore’s aglow for the holiday season with the official lighting of the Washington Monument, which features an evening of choir performances, strolling entertainment, & more Dec 1, 2011 5:30 - 8pm.

    Baltimore Maryland · November 9, 2011
  • Baltimore

    Voted Best Local Landmark by City Paper Readers for Best of Baltimore 2011

    Baltimore · September 21, 2011
  • Ryan B.

    Notice the slight color difference between the top an bottom? Construction was put on hold during the Civil War.

    Ryan Boyle · June 5, 2011
  • Fred E.

    It's an obelisk

    Fred Espina · January 20, 2011
  • Amnesty International B.

    Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.

    Amnesty International Baltimore · November 29, 2010
  • JoEllen 🍸💎 🇫🇷

    Make sure you climb the steps in a cooler season! There is no AC!

    JoEllen 🍸💎 🇫🇷 · November 17, 2010
  • ariv w.

    awesome... :p

    ariv wichaksono · October 10, 2010
  • Baltimore Maryland

    Climbing the 228 steps to the top of the first monument to George Washington provides an excellent view of the city from historic Mount Vernon where it is located.

    Baltimore Maryland · July 21, 2010
  • Stacey W.

    Watch fireworks from the mall.

    Stacey Webb · June 27, 2010

    This massive pillar was commenced in 1815 and completed in 1829. It is the first monument dedicated to the “Father of our Country." There are 228 steps to the top.

    HISTORY · May 21, 2010
  • Greg S.

    Climb for great views of downtown Baltimore.

    Greg Sylvia · May 1, 2010
  • Ericka A.

    it's beginning to look a lot like xmas!

    Ericka Alston · December 4, 2009
  • Allen D.

    mumpung ada disini.......belajar sejarah dlu dh....hehehehhe

    Allen Dirk · December 8, 2010

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