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Monocacy National Battlefield

4801 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD
(301) 662-3515
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Ranked #3 of 8 activities in Frederick
Type: National Parks, Military Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Elkton, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Stopped at the Monocacy National Battlefield visitor center on 7/20/14. Very nicely done! We didn't get to walk any of the trails or do the driving self-tour guide (they provide maps) because time didn't allow. But, I look forward to returning for the tour.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Stopped here on the way to Harpers Ferry, Nice visitor center, book store, and exibits. Small driving tour and hiking trails through scenic country side.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
60 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Compared to Harpers Ferry, Antietam, this is just ok. Poor signing from the main highways, low level of interactive maos in the visitor centre. Good parking, friendly staff, but overshadowed by its superb neighbours.

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Kila, Montana, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

For the size a real nice visitor center. If you enjoy Civil war history a good battlefield to visit. Very enjoyable.!

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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It's a great stop to get a look into our history. It's not an overly big museum so it doesn't take long to go through. They even have old time soldier gear the kids can put on. Once you go through the museum you can finish with a self driven tour of the battlefield.

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Sagamihara, Japan
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Monocacy National Battlefield is a unit of the National Park Service, the site of the Battle of Monocacy Junction in the American Civil War fought on July 9, 1864. It is called the Civil War Battle that Saved Washington, D.C. Nice visitor's center with small museum, walking paths around the battlefield. 150th anniversary events scheduled, so if you are visiting... More

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San Antonio, TX
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

For being a small battle in the flight to save Washington, the visitors center here is done outstandingly. Make sure to check out the displays in the small reenactment before heading out to the differenT driving tours. Couple of the homes are hard to get to but well worth the visit even if you cannot enter. This battlefield although small... More

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Naperville, Illinois
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355 reviews 355 reviews
148 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

A little known battle, that had a large effect on the result of the Civil War. The Visitor Center seems to be brand new and has an upstairs museum that is very nice and informative. Afterwards, take some time to drive around the battlefield.

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torrance
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We only had about 1 hr to kill before we headed to the airport so we checked this place out. Just like other battlefields, you can drive your car on an auto-tour. But you can also learn everything significant about the battle by spending time in the visitors center.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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530 reviews 530 reviews
245 attraction reviews
390 helpful votes 390 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The Monocacy National Battlefield tells the story of what is called the "The Battle That Saved Washington." It might not be one of the better known battles of the Civil War or on most people's radar for visiting, but the Monocacy Battlefield should be on everyone's itinerary. There is a Visitor's Center where there is a park ranger who can... More

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