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Monocacy National Battlefield

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Address: 4801 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704-7307
Phone Number: (301) 662-3515
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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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Have visited the park several times since it was first dedicated. Latest visit was another reinforcement why this preservation is a gem in the NPS System. We were greeted by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Have visited the park several times since it was first dedicated. Latest visit was another reinforcement why this preservation is a gem in the NPS System. We were greeted by several friendly NPS staff and volunteers who were knowledgeable and helpful. Also had a chance to tour the Thomas House. So many improvements to the park since my last visit.... More 

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Edgewood, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited the Battlefield 2 years ago. I have never had the chance to walk in the footsteps of where these soldiers actually fought and died until this one. Bloody Lane . When you walk down that road it send chills though you. I have never been so moved visiting any National Park before until this one

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The battle of Monocacy is credited with saving the union (July, 1864). The visitor center is very nice. The ranger were top notch. After an introductory talk upstairs in the center, the ranger took us outside and continued to go into the battle for another 10 - 15 minutes. We did the auto tour. There aren't cds for this tour,... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to dozens of Civil War sites over the years all across Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Monocacy may not have the acclaim of battlefields like Gettysburg, Manassas/Bull Run, or Antietam, but it does boast a phenomenal visitors' center, a host of original structures to mark key battlefield sites, and a plethora of optional side treks to... More 

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a relatively small battlefield destination. Visitor center is very nice, volunteers were quite helpful. The museum area has a nice electric map to bring all the reading together. The battle itself was an important loss for the North, they were heavily outnumbered and pushed off the field eventually. In doing this, Early's troops were to bloodied and it... More 

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Start at the visitors center and view the digital video map. This will give you a better understanding of the battle and the significance before taking the auto tour. This is also a nice place to take short hikes and enjoy nature. I'm always amazed at the Volunteers who work for NPS. The gentleman who welcomed us has contributed over... More 

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Chelmsford, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The whole park is worth a visit for history buffs. We enjoyed the visitor center, talking with the staff, and driving around the various sites. The fiber-optic dynamic demonstration of the battles was very well done and set the scene for our visits to the farms in the park.

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Clarksburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

We hiked the Gambrill Mill Trail and went to the museum. The trail gets you near the 2 bridges that were important in General Early's incursion into Maryland. It goes along the Monocacy River and a small tributary. There plaques along the trail to explain what took place. The trail also is a nice nature hike. The museum has a... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

a little history, dog walking, bird watching, river watch... always good for quality time with friends and family... check it out.

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

There's a definite feeling of connection to the civil war one gets when experiencing one of these battlefields in person. I had never been and I don't think I'd need to stop again, but it was definitely a good thing to see for the whole family. It gave us a little appreciation for the history of our country and all... More 

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