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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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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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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civil war history road tour

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Madison Heights, Michigan
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Madison Heights, Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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33 helpful votes 33 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

One of the best Civil War battlefield presentations we've ever been to. We spent two hours in the museum alone. Then did the hike/walks and the auto tour. Truly illuminating.

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NYC
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The Battle here probably saved Wash DC from a serious attack by Rebel forces. Start at the Visitor's center. Very well done and informative displays. Auto tour had only 5 stops but it was well marked and had good directions.

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Columbus, Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is where Jubal Early's raid on Washington went south as it were, thanks to Lew Walace's very effective holding action. It was by Civil War standards a smallish battle but the scale makes it easier to follow the action than some of the larger, more convoluted engagements. The starting place for the intrepid battlefield historian/tourist is the visitor's center,... More 

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Grovetown, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Much to see and do. People there are extremely knowledgeable and very gracious. Assissted with directions to other sites of intrest. Museum was spectacular and really explains what happened there during the civil war.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Nice museum, easy and quick to see. Easier than a lot of Civil War Battlefields to understand the lay out and the movement of the troops. Probably the best description of how the troops moved around is in the museum. Take the time to see the exhibit.

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Sarasota, Florida
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My husband is a Civil War buff and we have visited MANY battlefields. When he said he wanted to go to Monocacy, I was expecting a small blip in the road. I couldn't have been more wrong. The Visitor's Center was very nice and the museum upstairs was very informative, well laid out and interesting. Loved the electric light display... More 

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Magnolia, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

While in the Frederick, MD area, I was looking forward to learning more about this key battlefield - who knows whether Washington DC would have become a battle ground. The museum was very informative, and the timeline display was very well done. I would recommend to everyone interested to learn more, whether a buff or a casual visitor.

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VT
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31 helpful votes 31 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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