Washington Monument & Museum
699 North Charles Street, Mount Vernon, MD, USA
Washington Monument & Museum Mount Vernon Reviews
First Planned Memorial to Commemorate George Washington Jun 23, 2012
This Landmark is currently closed, its been closed since 2010 so there is no access to the inside. No one seems to know why the monument is closed, but I found out online that there was a car crash that damaged the fence in early 2010. Nonetheless we were able to see it from the outside. It was the very first planned memorial to commemorate George Washington, one of the founding fathers of the nation. It precedes the one in Washington, DC. It is located across the street from Walter's Art Museum in Mount Vernon.
It was designed in 1829 by architect Robert Mills. Since we did not go inside, I can not confirm or deny the fact that there are 228 or 239 stairs to the top; I will say I was really bummed not to be able to go inside. No idea when it will be reopened to the public. But should you visit while it is opened, remember to be in good physical shape prior to attempting the climb. It is a great memorial, I look forward to going back before leaving the East coast.
PS: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain
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