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Washington Monument State Park
Based on 17 traveler reviews
Nice Hike, Great Views, Interesting Monument
Dec 03, 2014 by: BlueBlueSea from Maryland
As one of the nation's first monuments to our first president, the Washington Monument atop South Mountain is not as majestic as the iconic one in DC. That said, the monument is definitely worth the trip to see it. The hike is uphill, but relatively gentle enough for most. Once at the top, don't miss the chance to go to the top of the monument itself and take in the views, where on clear days, you can see into neighboring states.
A must for Civil War buff's
Sep 23, 2014 by: zzyzzx from Baltimore, MD
This park contains a museum about the Civil War battles that happened in the park. It's worth going just for that (although the museum on Gathland State Park should be in your list after this one). It also has nice views and the Washington Monument. This place is worth stopping for just for a bathroom break if needed. Note that this place has seasonal hours and is closed in the winter.
Nice Park - Excellent Staff
Sep 12, 2014 by: Jerry B from Hermitage, Tennessee
Very nice park. Well kept and very interesting. Easy walk to the monument and wonderful views. Tom and Trish in the visitor center were extremely helpful, even to the point of telling us where to get some great ice at a local creamery. I highly recommend a stop here.
Excellent interpretive centre, beautiful park!
Sep 08, 2014 by: shyviolet76 from Woodstock, nb, canada
We only found this park because we missed the turn to go elsewhere, and we were so glad we did! The Civil War interpretation centre was really well done and the park itself is beautiful, with excellent views of the valley. The gentleman on duty was a delight to talk to. The cairn erected to Washington is unusual, a unique statement of homage paid by local citizens to the 1st President. Well worth the detour.
Not worth a detour
Jul 27, 2014 by: HelenaGuerra from Washington DC, District of Columbia
The best thing about it is the view of the valley. The monument itself looks like a chimney and is very underwhelming. The staff in the visitor center, a nice older man, was very helpful. Not worth a detour.
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