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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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Kila, Montana, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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335 reviews 335 reviews
137 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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241 attraction reviews
371 helpful votes 371 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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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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144 reviews 144 reviews
64 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The visitor center on the battlefield is nice. The displays on the upper level were very interesting and explained the battle and its impact on the overall war. The driving part of the tour was unusual. You obtain a map at the visitor center and then drive to each of the significant sites. The road to get to some of... More

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This battlefield played a significant part of the war and was really fun. The trails were long and had a beautiful scenery. A lot of history in one location

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Stow, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The visitor center has an excellent set of displays with one relief map that lays out the field of battle. The narration supplied with the map dramatizes the encounter. Fortunately, the various farm houses that lay in the field of battle have been very well preserved and the beautifully preserved grounds allows one to imagine the various tactical measures and... More

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