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Washington Monument

Of course the most famous Washington Monument is the one in the nation's capitol; but the monument in Washington Monument State Park in Maryland was the first one built in memory of the father of our country. It was constructed in 1827 by citizens of the nearby town of Boonsboro.

Washington Monument Museum

There is a neat museum on site which is dedicated to George Washington, the monument and the Battle of South Mountain the first Civil War battle fought in Maryland.

Hiking

There are a couple of hiking trails in the park and the Appalachian Trail cuts through here.

  • Last visit to Washington Monument State Park: Aug 2010
  • Intro Updated Mar 8, 2013
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