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Monument Lighting Returns to Illuminate Mount Vernon on December 7

The annual Washington Monument lighting, with fireworks overhead. Image via Downtown Partnership of Baltimore.

The iconic holiday lighting of the George Washington Monument is back.

FlowerMart 2017 Opens Today in Mount Vernon

Photo via FlowerMartMd.org

A popular rite of spring in Baltimore gets underway today when FlowerMart 2017 opens in Mount Vernon Place.

Baltimore’s Washington Monument Receives National Award for its Restoration


Baltimore’s Washington Monument has just received more national recognition for its $6.5 million restoration.

Monument Lighting Ceremony Returns to Mt. Vernon This Thursday



With Thanksgiving come and gone, you’ve probably seen neighbors putting up Christmas lights and decorations. You may have even had the chance to see the opening of Hampden’s dazzling light display on 34th Street this past weekend. Even so, one could argue the holidays won’t have officially arrived until the Washington Monument in Mt. Vernon has been lit up this Thursday night.

Washington Monument Memories Sought for Time Capsule

Photo by Greg Pease
Photo by Greg Pease

At Baltimore’s Washington Monument, two time capsules located means two time capsules to hide for the next generation. The cornerstone time capsule that went back underneath the country’s original Washington tribute had 3D printed likenesses of George Washington. With the public pitching in, the second is set to have sentiments from around Baltimore.

Monument Lighting Back For Another Year, and There’s Beer


George Washington Monument Lightingcatch of the day fish (2)

The skies above Baltimore will light up again on Thursday night, Dec. 3, as the annual Monument Lighting welcomes the holiday season.

Celebrate the 4th of July in Monumental Style

photo by Tyler Merbler

Independence Day will be an extra special day in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon neighborhood, as the city celebrates both the 239th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the reopening of the newly revitalized Washington Monument.

Washington Monument Set to Reopen With Independence Day Celebration

Washington Monument
Baltimore’s Washington Monument at preferred viewing distance

In July 1815, the people of Baltimore laid the cornerstone of the Washington monument on Charles Street in Mount Vernon. The monument, an impressive column honoring George Washington, also functioned as a symbol of American democracy and the country’s independence, which had recently been tested and affirmed, during the War of 1812. Two hundred years later, it’s ready for another coming-out party.

Week in Review: O’Malley’s Tune, Best Bacon Egg & Cheese and Mega-Yachts



Summer days seem closer, and everyone started making their plans. It’s the Week in Review for April 10-17.

The Washington Monument’s Cornerstone Time Capsule, Now with 3-D

The new time capsule's contents.
The new time capsule’s contents.

The Washington Monument’s cornerstone is going back in the ground, and Washington is going with it.