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Monocacy National Battlefield

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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 5 days ago

Monocacy is essentially three different sites with some great trails around the three battlefields. You drive to each section and then hike around. Each has short and easy hikes where there are interpretive signs to tell you all about the battle. The Visitor Center is...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was so hot on July 4th....but we decided to visit the battlefield. The museum/visitor center is well laid out and informative. The driving tour was perfect for a hot day, even with the short forays out of the air conditioned car to explore at...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even if you're not "into" the Civil War this is a place highly recommended to visit, as the museum does a wonderful job explaining Monacacy's relevance to saving the Union, and by extension, enabling a current day America. As others have noted, I was not...More

Thank 76desert
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the location of a very short battle credited with saving Washington from falling into Confederate hands near the end of the Civil War, July, 1864. Great herosim of vastly outnumbered and hasitly assembled Union troops slowed down Jubil Earlie's army just enough for...More

Thank Skipper090
Reviewed August 5, 2018

With all of the battles in the Civil War, who ever heard of this one ? However, this was the battle that "saved Washington, DC". Mind you, the Union army was defeated here, but they delayed the Confederate troops from going to Washington DC, and...More

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Reviewed August 5, 2018

The exhibits and artifacts on display were well maintained from the era. We took a self-guided driving tour which was ~6 miles long. Viewing the Worthington Farm & House and the Best House were the highlights of driving tour. Just be aware that the tour...More

Thank Ron T
Reviewed August 1, 2018

At last, a National Park Service Visitor Center and battlefield lands (post 1991) to explain the Battle of Monocacy, which held off the Confederate capture of Washington, DC, by delaying them one day. A smaller and less important battle than Antietam and Gettysburg, but still...More

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Reviewed July 15, 2018

We spend a very pleasant and informative hour here learning more about civil war and critical battles taken place there. The volunteer and rangers are so informed and eager to share their knowledge and enthusiasm. Highly recommend for anyone interested in US history.

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Reviewed July 15, 2018

We have lived in this area our whole lives and seem little by little things added but never thinking it would be much. One day we decided to stop by the new building and we were amazed at what is there! Make sure you look...More

Thank pegkaplan
Reviewed July 13, 2018

We came with grandson in tow along with his uncle to do a battlefields tour originally with Antietam and Gettysburg but at the suggestion of TA friends, we substituted Monocacy Junction for Antietam. That turned out to be a great choice for a number of...More

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June 15, 2018|
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Response from NiallMulrine | Reviewed this property |
Get a train from DC to Frederick and get Uber out. To be honest from center of town it's only 2.5 mile at the most
June 4, 2017|
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Response from CHARLES A | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely NO need for a SUV. The Park HQ & Museum is asphalt. If you want to drive to a particular house the road is gravel and NO SUV is necessary.