AAA Editor Notes
Washington Monument, in Mount Vernon Sq. at 699 N. Charles St., is dedicated to the nation's first president. A 227-step spiral stairway leads to the top of the monument where four observation windows provide a panorama of the city. A 30-ton statue of George Washington sits atop the monument. The base of the monument houses interactive exhibits, including a virtual tour, a historic timeline, videos about the monument's restoration and a live feed from the balcony.

No elevators are available. Visitors can climb the stairs of the monument by advance reservation; a limited number of same-day tickets may be available. Special events, movies and performances are held on the grounds. A guided walking tour from Mount Vernon Place to the Inner Harbor and one of Mount Vernon Place that includes a climb to the top of the monument are offered by reservation.

Guided tours are available.

Admission
Grounds and monument free. A $6.35 fee is charged to climb the monument. Walking tours $3.50-$10.
Hours
Grounds daily dawn-dusk. Monument open Thurs.-Sun. 10-5, Wed. 2-9, Memorial Day-Labor Day; hours vary rest of year. Allow 30 minutes minimum.
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