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Trip Advisor 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.



Trip Advisor 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.



Trip Advisor 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.



Trip Advisor A bit of history
Jun 13, 2014 by: Loretta69 from Rumford, Rhode Island
The highlight of the park is the first monument built to honor George Washington. It was built to a height of 15' with a base 54' in circumference in one day by most of the citizens from nearby Boonsboro, MD on 7/4/1827. Its most recent restoration was by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936 and it stands at 34 feet high now. You actually reach it by hiking on part of the Appalachian Trail and once at the monument there is a small winding staircase to the top which has a viewing platform. You can look out over the surrounding area for miles on a clear day. During the Civil War, the Union Army used it as a signal station. Picnic tables and grills are available in the park, as well as restrooms and a small museum. On the day of our visit, a group was providing a "hiker feed" for thru hikers of the Appalachian Trail and we got to talk to Dinosaur (trail name), a young lady from Germany. Most interesting. This park is definitely worth visiting and I hope to return.



Trip Advisor Wonderful View
Jun 05, 2014 by: Coffeecup1390 from Chicago
Having visited Harper's Ferry, I crossed the Shenandoah and the Potomac Rivers and drove on scenic Route 67 north toward the state park. The view of the valley and the surrounding hills from the site of the monument, atop Stone Mountain, is sweeping and truly lovely. The children (ages 10 and 7) made paper flags and signaled to us from the top of the tower, akin to the signaling the soldiers did in the Civil War. There is a children's play area (with slides) and picnic tables near the parking lot and restrooms. This is an easy access spot to the monument and to hike on the Appalachian Trail.


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