Mount Vernon Place

Washington Monument

699 Washington Pl (at Mt Vernon Pl), Baltimore, MD 21201, United States

Closed while under restoration. The monument will reopen by its Bicentennial July 4, 2015. Check out our website our Facebook page for restoration updates.

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  • HISTORY

    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
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  • 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
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  • Baltimore

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

    Baltimore · September 21, 2011
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Greg S.

    Climb for great views of downtown Baltimore.

    Greg Sylvia · May 1, 2010
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  • 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
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  • Bryan R.

    Be sure to come on Dec 1 for the lighting ceremony

    Bryan Ramos · November 13, 2011
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  • Ericka A.

    it's beginning to look a lot like xmas!

    Ericka Alston · December 4, 2009
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  • 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
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  • Amnesty International B.

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

    Amnesty International Baltimore · November 29, 2010
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  • JoEllen

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

    JoEllen · November 17, 2010
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  • Stacey W.

    Watch fireworks from the mall.

    Stacey Webb · June 27, 2010
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  • Tracy G.

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

    Tracy Gold · May 27, 2012
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  • 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
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  • ceon c.

    love this place

    ceon ceon · January 4, 2012
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  • Yolanda A.

    Great place try fall to visit

    Yolanda Allen · December 23, 2011
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  • Emilee R.

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

    Emilee Romano · December 1, 2011
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  • 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
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  • ariv w.

    awesome... :p

    ariv wichaksono · October 10, 2010
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  • Brandon L.

    While the monument is under restoration it inspired me to make a thread of the work being done. http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1770742

    Brandon Lawson · February 28
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  • Chrissy N.

    I love the Christmas lighting

    Chrissy Nickel · November 30, 2014
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  • Tracy B.

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

    Tracy Beaver · July 22, 2013
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  • Reynald D.

    EeeeetwNaomi MorinagaTt

    Reynald Dizon · May 26, 2013
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  • Jacqui A.

    The steps were closed so no access...

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

    The Monument of George Washington.

    Mohd Rohaizad Kuala Perlis · October 9, 2012
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  • Esther E.

    THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL

    Esther Earnest · January 24, 2012
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  • 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
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  • Fred E.

    It's an obelisk

    Fred Espina · January 20, 2011
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  • Allen D.

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

    Allen Dirk · December 8, 2010
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