The Washington Monument has been a part of the skyline of Baltimore’s historic Mount Vernon neighborhood for over 200 years. Designed by famed architect Robert Mills, the 178-foot tall landmark is the first in the U.S. dedicated to President George Washington. The stunning exterior of the monument is upstaged only by the beautifully restored white marble interior, which houses a gallery, the stair tower and lookout.
Admissions And More Information
Admission to the gallery and digital exhibits is free. Tickets to climb the tower can be purchased online or onsite:
• Adults: $6
• Children up to age 13: $4
The Monument is open to the public year-round, except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. • Wed. through Sun. 10AM – 5PM • Open Wed. evenings during the summer for evening events in the park squares
What It's Like
Your visit to the Washington Monument in Baltimore will be memorable no matter what activity level you enjoy. If you plan on getting a good work out, grab a pair of athletic shoes for the 227-stair climb to the top of the monument tower. Take in picturesque views of the city before heading back down. Want a more leisurely adventure? Visit the monument’s gallery to learn more about George Washington and other historical tidbits.
Visit the Mount Vernon Square Park, located around the monument, in early December for the annual monument lighting celebration. The square transforms into a festively decorated holiday village with dozens of vendors offering food, drinks and delicious baked goods, plus kid-friendly activities such as crafts, face painting and photos with Santa! After cheerful live performances, the monument is illuminated in dazzling lights as a fireworks display brings the fun-filled night to a close. It’s a tradition that shouldn’t be missed!
History and Heritage
- Family Friendly
- Groups Welcome
- Historic Sites
- Guided Tours
- History Tours
- Parks & Monuments
- ADA Compliant