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Maryhill Stonehenge

Stonehenge Dr., Maryhill, Washington 98620 USA

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“The first WWI monument”

The Maryhill Stonehenge was the first monument in the United States to honor the dead of World War I (specifically, soldiers from Klickitat County, Washington who had died in the still on-going war). The altar stone is placed to be aligned with sunrise on the Summer Solstice. Hill, a Quaker, informed that the original Stonehenge had been used as a sacrificial site, and thus constructed the replica as a reminder that humanity is still being sacrificed to the god of war. The monument was originally located in the center of Maryhill, which later burned down leaving only the Stonehenge replica. A second formal dedication of the monument took place upon its completion on May 30, 1929. Sam Hill, who died in 1931, lived long enough to see his Stonehenge completed. The dedication plaque on this Washington Stonehenge is inscribed: "In memory of the soldiers of Klickitat County who gave their lives in defense of their country. This monument is erected in the hope that others inspired by the example of their valor and their heroism may share in that love of liberty and burn with that fire of patriotism which death can alone quench."

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Reviewed by
munozgabe

  • 4 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
May 23, 2015
Rated 5.0

Awesome place to check out. It is a must see if you are traveling this road.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
truffleshuffle05

  • 4 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 19, 2014
Rated 4.0

Fascinating to think of one man builing this for his community to honor those passed while serving our country. Worth a quick stop to see and to check out the beautiful views of the Columbia River.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
GAHoffman

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
August 29, 2016
Rated 5.0

An Amazing place to check out. Well worth the stop. Great view of the Columbia river as well, from the Washington Side.

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Reviewed by
tonerhawk

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
August 02, 2016
Rated 5.0

For what it is, I thought it was a great stop. Easy to get to, multiple fruit stands along the road and plenty of parking. In addition to the monument, which is self explanatory, there are really great views. The wind was whipping and we curtailed our stay; come prepared.
August 2016

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Reviewed by
jackielynn

  • 14 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
July 19, 2016

It can get really windy up here, but it doesn't matter because you've saved a ton of money on airfare to England!

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Reviewed by
AngieBolster

  • 2 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
July 03, 2016
Rated 4.0

Really nice place to see. Has plaques explaining the origin. Lots of parking but none in the shade so be aware of that when traveling with animals in the summer

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Reviewed by
BenSokoloff

  • 58 Reviews
  • 13 Helpful
May 18, 2016
Rated 3.0

Sits right on the gorge which makes for a great view, but I wouldn't go out of your way for it. I do like the fact that it's dedicated to those who fought in WWI.

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Maryhill Stonehenge

Stonehenge Dr.
Maryhill, Washington
98620 USA

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Open now until 8:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards not Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • No Wifi
  • Street Parking
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