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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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Aside from the expected - the houses are fascinating

This museum is very well done for the Minimal amount of space used for the story telling. There is a diorama that illustrates the battle that even a historically and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This museum is very well done for the Minimal amount of space used for the story telling. There is a diorama that illustrates the battle that even a historically and militarily-challenged person can understand. The store was made personal and interesting. I wanted to read every word. The house across the street from the museum (the Best farm) was fascinating... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

While Monocacy is not as well known as many Civil War battles it was one of the most important! General Grant had pulled most of the Union soldiers out of Washington for his Richmond Campaign. Lee sent General Jubal Early, with 15,000 troops, through Maryland for an assault on the nearly undefended Union capitol. Union General Lew Wallace and 6,600... More 

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Ireland
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49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I was not aware of the crucial role this place had in the Civil War: twenty-four hours more and the war could have taken a different direction. The staff was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Every exhibit was fully detailed in providing information, far more than I expected. The three-dimensional map and accompanying script on the top floor was one of... More 

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Deltona, Florida
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46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My wife and I decided to make a quick stop here on our way from biking the C&O towpath trail to visiting the Antietam Battlefield. The day we visited, there are a number of school groups touring the park and visitor center. Although, I was happy to see that the kids were being exposed to Civil War history, it was... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The exhibit is fun and well thought out. After the exhibit you can look at the park. Don't forget the souvenirs. Who can resist a Battle of Monocacy t shirt.

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Columbus, Ohio
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I would be lying if I said this was one of my favorites. I'm glad that I saw it as I'm a Civil War buff, but other than that. The museum inside the visitor center is extremely nice and definitely worth the visit. Still, it didn't really wow me. Walked one of the trails, that the troops took, and that... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This park is certainly worth a visit if you are interested in American History and especially the Civil War. The Monocacy battle is know as the battle that saved Washington DC and was fought on 7/9/1864 during the 3rd Confederate invasion of the North. We first went to the visitor center and did the self guided auto tour that covers... More 

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Brookings, South Dakota
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The museum was nicely-done and the sites were interesting. I had never heard of this battle before, and it was interesting to discover it's importance to the outcome of the Civil War.

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I will start by saying I compare all to Gettysburg which I know is unfair. A lot of open space and if you have anything that gives you more detail as you move around the park it can be just fine. If you are looking for anything sensational here you will not find it.

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Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

For years and years I've visited Frederick, MD for business and never knew there was a critical battle of the Civil War that took place outside of town! While the battle seems like only a handful of skirmishes when compared to events like Gettysburg, the delay tactics used here gave Union reinforcements time to move into position. The battlefield is... More 

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Additional Information about Monocacy National Battlefield

Address: 4801 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD
Phone Number: (301) 662-3515
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frederick
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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