699 Washington Place, Baltimore Maryland 21201
's 19th-century Washington Monument was the first memorial erected in the United States to honor our nation's first President and Commander-in-Chief. The square base is constructed of marble donated by Gen. Charles Ridgely of Hampton, and is inscribed with Washington's Revolutionary War victories. The monument is surrounded by a martial-looking ornate circular iron fence with Roman fasces and arrows, and topped by a 30-ton statue of Washington.
Inside, displays relate the history of the monument and 228 spiraling steps take visitors to the monument's crown, where four observation windows provide an outstanding view of the city. The monument is open Wednesday-Sunday, as well as the first Thursday of each month.
Other History nearby:
(Arlington) Arlington National Cemetery
(Baltimore) B & O Railroad Museum
(Ellicott City) B & O Railroad Station Museum
(Frederick) Barbara Fritchie House
(Rockville) Beall Dawson House
(Jasper) Beaty-Orton House
05/24 Coming to The Baltimore area
Dewey Beach PopFest Dewey Beach DE April12-13 Features three nights of showcase performances and two days of demo and mentoring sessions, tradeshow, and industry events.
National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington DC March20-April14 The nation’s greatest springtime celebration unites for four spectacular weekends including the Cherry Blossom Parade.
Pork in the Park BBQ Festival Salisbury MD April19-21 Follow your nose to the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this Eastern Shore staple will be served up April 19-21st at Salisbury's WinterPlace Park.
Galena Dogwood Festival Galena MD May4 The annual Galena Dogwood Festival is will take place throughout Galena. The parade will have a War of 1812 theme.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 As one of the longest running festivals in the state of Delaware, Dover Days dates back to 1933. What started as a garden tour staged by the Dover Garden Club, has now become an annual time to remember First State heritage with community spirit and an entertaining festival of family events.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 You can claim Dover, Delaware, the capital city of the First State, as your state capital during the 80th anniversary celebration of the Dover Days Festival!.