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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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SMALL, yet HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT!

I heard about this place when I visited the battlefield of Antietam in West Virginia about two years ago. Due to the battle that took place here, the Confederates were slowed down... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I heard about this place when I visited the battlefield of Antietam in West Virginia about two years ago. Due to the battle that took place here, the Confederates were slowed down and unable to capture nor burn down Washington! Located along Route 355 or Urbana Pike, the battlefield is easy to find. The staff are friendly and helpful, providing... More 

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North Canton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Quiet and small. Very proportioned to actual battlefield. Kids loved traveling around a bit, not just one area.

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Drachten, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Sure, the battlefield of Monocacy is not the biggest one, but what a treat we had, because there was a reenactment going on! But apart from that, there is a great little visitor center and museum, with a friendly staff! Don't forget to take the autotour, and take the time to visit the Frederick cemetery afterwards!

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Hartville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We lucked out and stopped here on the day of a reenactment. Our daughters loved seeing the soldiers' camps and watching the cannons being fired. Very nicely done and quite informative.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Today we visited the Monocacy battlefield in Frederick MD, and we were in for a treat, because they had their annual reenactment! But apart from that, the visitor center is small, but very informative with very friendly staff! Be sure to take the autotour, and afterward you should visit the Frederick cemetery!

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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

MAny other way better national parks around skip this and spend more time else where. Not much to see or do.

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Milroy, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I was a little disappointed, as it was not what I expected...The museum was okay, and had several "hands on" displays but, the "gift shop" left a lot to be desired, as did the auto tour. Of the 5 walking trails, at the various stops, 3 were closed and the other 2 didn't offer anything to make it worth the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This museum is very well done for the Minimal amount of space used for the story telling. There is a diorama that illustrates the battle that even a historically and militarily-challenged person can understand. The store was made personal and interesting. I wanted to read every word. The house across the street from the museum (the Best farm) was fascinating... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

While Monocacy is not as well known as many Civil War battles it was one of the most important! General Grant had pulled most of the Union soldiers out of Washington for his Richmond Campaign. Lee sent General Jubal Early, with 15,000 troops, through Maryland for an assault on the nearly undefended Union capitol. Union General Lew Wallace and 6,600... More 

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I was not aware of the crucial role this place had in the Civil War: twenty-four hours more and the war could have taken a different direction. The staff was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Every exhibit was fully detailed in providing information, far more than I expected. The three-dimensional map and accompanying script on the top floor was one of... More 

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Additional Information about Monocacy National Battlefield

Address: 4801 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD
Phone Number: (301) 662-3515
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Frederick
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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