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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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Hiking Trail

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Clarksburg, Maryland
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Clarksburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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New Holland, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This isn't the largest or most elaborate battlefield park, however, I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. The visitors center is well-run with passionate staff. I was greeted with a warm welcome and felt that the rangers at this park truly loved their jobs. There was a small event the day I went and we were treated to an informative ranger... More 

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Thank Nick d
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not many people have ever heard of the 1864 Battle of Monocacy, much less know where it happened. This is the place to learn all about it. The museum is on the second floor of the new visitors center. It has outstanding exhibits about the battle, the people who fought and lived there, and the aftermath. It also has one... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this site and didn't think we'd be very impressed but it was a good way to spend a Saturday. It was actually very good. Great upstairs area with a lot of history about the local area. The driving tour and walking tours were great as well. Highly recommended to spend the better part of the day.

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Thank Andy B
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As the prospects for any sort of victory appeared to wane for the Confederacy, General Robert E Lee was being sorely pressed by Union General U. S. Grant near Petersburg, VA. A plan was devised, hopefully, to draw significant infantry away from that theater by demonstrating in eastern Maryland, even advancing on the District of Columbia itself. Lieutenant General Jubal... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The little museum at the visitor's center was informative and set the stage well. We went the weekend commemorating the battle's anniversary so it was probably more crowded than usual. The Rangers were very friendly and helpful. The auto tour was clearly marked and I recommend listening to the audio files on the national parks website. I only wish some... More 

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Somers Point, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited Antietam, Manassas, Gettysburg, & Harper's Ferry WE came on a good day They had Civil War re-enactors We also did the auto tour

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Carlisle, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We learned a lot about a battle we had never studied before. The visitor center is excellent, especially the electric map and narrative that explains what took place. Staff was knowledgeable and friendly. We walked around the Gambrill Mill property and found a trail system that is very well maintained in a beautiful setting.

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