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Washington Monument and Mount Vernon Place
Type: Great Views, Historic Sites, Sightseeing
Baltimore was the first to start construction on a monument to George Washington. It's located in what was historically the toniest neighborhood in the city; its surrounding cross of green space is... Read More
Baltimore was the first to start construction on a monument to George Washington. It's located in what was historically the toniest neighborhood in the city; its surrounding cross of green space is still a beloved gathering space. Recently renovated after a regional earthquake in time for its 200th anniversary, it was host to the city's First Thursdays monthly party and also the Baltimore Book Festival. Sadly, they had to move while work was being done and won't return. However, it's still the site of fireworks and concerts for the Christmastime lighting of the monument, as well as Flower Mart – normally in the spring, but postponed until September this year. Head to the website to learn about walking tours and also, to make arrangements to climb to the top. The 228-step spiral staircase to its top more than rewards intrepid visitors with lovely views of the city skyline.
- Wed-Fri: 10am-4pm
- Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm
- $1; Donations Requested
- Best Attractions & Activities: "It's a gentle uphill walk from the Inner Harbor or take the Circulator right there for free."
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: The Washington Monument, the icon of the City of Baltimore, host many free events.