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Monocacy National Battlefield

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Address: 4801 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD
Phone Number: (301) 662-3515
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Description: This key Civil War battlefield marked the last push north by Confederates...
This key Civil War battlefield marked the last push north by Confederates in 1864. Although it's seen as a confederate victory, this advance on Washington, D.C. was brought to a hault by the forces led by Major General Lew Wallace, U.S. Army.
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Significant but overlooked sight of the Civil War

I didn't know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised. Great museum upstairs in the visitor center. As always, the Park Rangers are very friendly and informative. Auto... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I didn't know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised. Great museum upstairs in the visitor center. As always, the Park Rangers are very friendly and informative. Auto tour is very easy to follow. i am glad I made the visit. 1-3 hours. All depends how long you stay at the VC and if you do the auto tour... More 

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Lancaster, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This gets lost amongst the more popular nearby civil war sites like Antietam, Harper's Ferry, and Gettysburg, but it's worth a visit. We ran out of time so we couldn't do the auto tour or the hikes. Will definitely be back

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My son is a history nut so when we were traveling through the area he wanted to stop and explore. We listened to a park ranger tell the story of the battle and the significance of the battle. I found it very interesting. The auto tour was much better after hearing the story. Nice musuem above the gift shop. If... More 

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Monocacy NB was recommended to me by the tour guide at Ball's Bluff in Leesburg, VA. I was not even aware of it beforehand. But I was glad I stopped by! While the forces engaged in this battle were only a small portion of those at Gettysburg, it was no less important. This makes the battlefield great for a day... More 

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Lakewood, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We stumbled upon this park and we were very happy that we did! Interesting showcase of items in the visitor's center. We also enjoyed the self guided auto tour

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 388 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I heard about this place when I visited the battlefield of Antietam in West Virginia about two years ago. Due to the battle that took place here, the Confederates were slowed down and unable to capture nor burn down Washington! Located along Route 355 or Urbana Pike, the battlefield is easy to find. The staff are friendly and helpful, providing... More 

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North Canton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Quiet and small. Very proportioned to actual battlefield. Kids loved traveling around a bit, not just one area.

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Drachten, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Sure, the battlefield of Monocacy is not the biggest one, but what a treat we had, because there was a reenactment going on! But apart from that, there is a great little visitor center and museum, with a friendly staff! Don't forget to take the autotour, and take the time to visit the Frederick cemetery afterwards!

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Hartville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We lucked out and stopped here on the day of a reenactment. Our daughters loved seeing the soldiers' camps and watching the cannons being fired. Very nicely done and quite informative.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Today we visited the Monocacy battlefield in Frederick MD, and we were in for a treat, because they had their annual reenactment! But apart from that, the visitor center is small, but very informative with very friendly staff! Be sure to take the autotour, and afterward you should visit the Frederick cemetery!

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