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Monocacy National Battlefield

4801 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704-7307
+1 301-662-3515
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A forgotten, but important piece of Civil War History

The "Battle that saved Washington" is not always in the grade school history books as it was more... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Old_man_traveler62
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Frederick, Maryland
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The Monocacy National Battlefield has a great new visitor's center where you can grab a map and go... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MsDonnaDW
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Frederick, Maryland
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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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4801 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704-7307
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The "Battle that saved Washington" is not always in the grade school history books as it was more of a delaying action, but the Visitors Center has a wonderful description of the overall importance of the battle. The bulk of the Battlefield is open field...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Monocacy National Battlefield has a great new visitor's center where you can grab a map and go explore. There are several sections of the park, so you'll need to drive around, but the area is beautiful and shouldn't be missed.

Thank MsDonnaDW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had no idea that there was a third invasion of the North after Antietam and Gettysburg until I planned a visit to Monocacy. This attempt was to take a poorly defended D.C. And the battle delayed the Confederacy and allowed Union troops to defend...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have taken friends and family to share this very well presented display of Civil War History. Excellent thought went into the building and exhibits. Although not immediately apparent, this is the battle that truly won the Civil War for the Union. Can you guess...More

Thank cheryl g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here several times and always learn something new. There are trails that you can walk on or you can take a cool auto tour. There are a lot of historic sites and interesting facts about battlefield.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff are friendly at the visitor center and the tour around the battlefield is self-guided using the map you will have acquired at the visitor center. A lot of photo ops and there is a lot of history to be attained throughout the battle grounds....More

Thank Jesita66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing history and stories being told. I loved the view, its so secrene, good history lesson for the kids.

Thank Kristin B
Reviewed May 24, 2017

Rather unknown, but vital battle in Civil War was fought here. Rather unknown, but interesting park area. Very non-commercial sight were you pretty well are left to do your own touring. The visitor center is interesting and then they give you a map and let...More

Thank George S
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

Another vast battlefield that was important during the Civil War. Unlike Gettysburg, Monocacy is not commercialized. A small visitors center has a few souvenirs and displays. Definitely need to drive to the sights. The "Best Farm" was our first stop. Well preserved buildings and grounds....More

Thank cnanrw
Reviewed May 14, 2017

This is a well-crafted museum which is worth a visit. The large diorama is the highlight, where you can press a button and hear the story while looking at the topography and watching the lights indicating movement of the troops. Then drive the nearby surrounding...More

Thank crosscourtforehand
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Technical-Rose
Planning a trip around various National Parks and I'd like to include Moncacy. One previous visitor said that the roads really require and SUV. Because I don't drive an SUV, are the roads really that bad? And how much hiking is involved in this park? Thank you.
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Response from Jesita66 | Reviewed this property |
I drove a car and I went to every location on the battlefield. Only as much hiking as you want to do. Most of the information signs are no more than a short stroll from where you park the car. I believe there are six hikes... More
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