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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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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stopped off at Monacacy Battlefield on our way through Frederick, MD. It's not far from downtown so it's worth the stop. The museum, although relatively small, is better than the auto tour. Nice exhibits and the diorama depicting the progress of the battle is cool. It was nice to see older technology rather than every modern and digital. The... More

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Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Did the museum and battlefield tour on our recent trip to Frederick Maryland. The tour was quick but interesting.I love to learn more about the Civil War trails. The museum was small but packed with information and took me a lot longer to go through than anticipated. Well laid out and excellently done. Hard to believe how much they got... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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241 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were able to enjoy this battlefield during the course of visiting the area and stopping at several of the bigger named sites such as Antietam.

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Elkton, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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157 reviews 157 reviews
65 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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