Towering above Mount Vernon Place is Baltimore's Washington Monument. The marble Doric column towers 178 feet with a statue ... More
Towering above Mount Vernon Place is Baltimore's Washington Monument. The marble Doric column towers 178 feet with a statue of George Washington at its crown. The reward for climbing the steep, winding 228 steps is a bird's-eye view of Baltimore. The base contains a small museum with exhibits chronicling the architecture and development of the monument, which took nearly 15 years to build (1815-1829).
There was a locked gate all the way around. The sign said it was open Wed.-Sun. until 4:00PM. We were there on Sat. early in the afternoon and saw no explanation as to why it was closed. We had planned to walk up to the top, so we were disappointed not to get inside.
The Washington Monument is a must see! It's located in Mt Vernon area and just a few short miles from the inner habor-we actually walked it...it gave us a feel for the city. We also found the War Monument along the way-great photo ops!
I loved the view, being up in the open that high. I think Washington needs to be remembered as the best man for America. Without Washington, I think there would be no United States.We owe more to him than any other man. The monument is a lovely thing to a great man! You have to see it!
The Washington Monument is a great somewhat hidden treat in Downtown Baltimore. Just about a dozen blocks north of the harbor on Charles Street stands the huge monument in the middle of a park. If you are lucky enough to be there when it is open you can climb the 228 winding steps for a great view. On the first Thursday of the month they let you walk around outside on the deck high above the city (WARNING Do Not Go On The Deck If You Are Afraid Of Heights). The only cost is a $1 donation and there are some cool exhibits on the ground floor for those who are not up for the climb. Plus neighborhood has many great museums and restaurants.