Baltimore, Maryland: Second Washington Monument

Opened in 1829. It takes 228 steps to climb to the top of its 179-foot-tall column, topped by a statue of Washington that really doesn't look like him. Washington points down at the city with his right hand, and if you view him in profile from the left, it looks like his fly is open.

Washington Monument and Museum

Address:
699 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD
Directions:
Downtown. Look for the tall column with the statue of Washington on top.
Hours:
W-F 10-4, Sa 10-5 (Call to verify)
Phone:
410-396-0929
Admission:
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Baltimore's Washington Monument

This monument dedicated to George Washington pre-dates the Washington Monument in Washington, DC, by 50 years. The cornerstone was laid on July 4, 1815. There are 227 marble steps to take you to the top, which is 178 feet 8 inches high. The monument was designed by architect Robert Mills, who would also later design the taller DC monument. Closed in 2010, it received a $6.5 million restoration and reopened in 2015.

[Mike Gassmann, 12/14/2017]

The monument opened in 1829, which was actually two years after another, still standing Washington Monument that was built on a mountaintop in Boonsboro, MD.

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