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Monocacy National Battlefield

Address: 4801 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD
Phone Number: (301) 662-3515
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Ranked #6 of 43 things to do in Frederick
Type: Battlefields, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This key Civil War battlefield marked the last push north by Confederates in 1864. Although it's...
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Type: Battlefields, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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174 reviews 174 reviews
90 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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22 reviews 22 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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9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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39 attraction reviews
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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Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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72 helpful votes 72 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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