Washington Monument State Park

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Contact: 301-791-4767

Washington County

Washington Monument State Park
6620 Zittlestown Road
Middletown MD 21769

Mailing Address:
c/o Greenbrier State Park
21843 National Pike
Boonsboro MD 21713

Hours: 8 a.m. to Sunset (April to October)
10 a.m. to Sunset (November to March)

ALERT: (3/19/20) The safety and well-being of our staff and visitors to Maryland State Parks is our top priority and we take that responsibility very seriously. With that in mind, Maryland State Parks and trails will remain open at this time; however, staff will be taking extra safety precautions to mitigate the risk of contact with the COVID-19 virus. This includes the implementation of enhanced cleaning protocols at all of the parks’ restrooms. All other State Park buildings, campgrounds, playgrounds and shelters are closed to the public. All planned events and gatherings of groups larger than 10 people are cancelled through the end of April. We will continue to monitor the situation and adjust operations as events warrant. This website will be updated as new information becomes available.​​​


​Located atop South Mountain, Washington Monument State Park is named for the first completed monument dedicated to the memory of George Washington. The Washington Monument is a rugged stone tower that was initially erected by the citizens of Boonsboro in 1827. The monument makes it an ideal site for spotting migratory birds such as hawks, eagles and falcons, especially in mid-September. The main office for South Mountain State Battlefield is located in Washington Monument State Park. Stop by the park office or museum to learn more about the first major Civil War battle fought in Maryland. The main parking area, picnic pavilion and museum are accessible to the mobility impaired. The comfort station, however, is not.