Created By: Kristin Bowl
Washington Monument - 6620 Zittlestown Rd, Middletown, MD 21769 - On July 4, 1827, the citizens of Boonsboro gathered to erect the first monument in the nation to George Washington. By the end of the day the structure had a circular base of 54 feet and a height of 15 feet. The earthen crock shape structure was competed to a height of 30 feet in September of that year. The monument fell into disrepair several times and has been rebuilt at least twice- most recently in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The monument is currently maintained by the Maryland Park Service.
The final stop is #38 - Crystal Grottoes. To visit, return to downtown Boonsboro and turn left at the traffic light onto Potomac Street/ Rt 34 West. Go approxiately 1.5 miles and turn left into the parking lot.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Boonsboro, Maryland Walking Tour