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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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Nice battlefield exhibit

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Frederick, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Frederick, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We listened to a great narrative provided by a ranger, visited the interior of the visitors center for a quick tour and then completed the rest of the tour by vehicle. It was very informative and interesting and who knew it was right in my backyard? I loved it!

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Wooster, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We were just there a few days ago-- at the tail end of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. Their Junior Ranger book was great-- and Volunteer Chuck was totally into it-- as was the Ranger. The kids had to work for their badges and they learned a lot! I highly recommend this site-- very interesting museum with interactive... More 

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Madison Heights, Michigan
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75 reviews 75 reviews
35 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

There are 5 sights to check out . Each have a great description of what took place and gives you the feel of how it all went down. Details of how these farms were converted to battlefields. Very interesting tour. The staff member at the visitor center was very helpful on March 22 , He also wished me a great... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Though it was a little-known event, it seems this battle had as much influence on the outcome of the Civil War as Shiloh or Vicksburg. The visitor center is small & intimate, but informative. The day we were there, a re-enactment of the cannon fire was the big draw; but it will be a pleasant visit any day the weather... More 

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