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Monocacy National Battlefield

4801 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704-7307
+1 301-662-3515
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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 April 26, 2017

Any visit to Historic Frederick, Maryland should include a visit to the Monocacy National Battle Field Visitors Center and Battle Field. So much little known remarkable history surrounded Frederick during the civil war. This site is a plus for enthusiasts and Civil War buffs!

Thank Fred B
Reviewed April 26, 2017

This is an important but not well known battlefield from the Civil War. Plenty of room to roam around and get away from the crowds. Nice walks along the river and fields.

Thank BernardBaltimore
Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

With this being my first visit to Maryland, I wanted to take in some historical sites. I had never been to a battlefield before and really enjoyed the history lesson. I started out in the visitors center and glad I did. It was an enjoyable...More

Thank Todd E
Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

We recently visited this battlefield, which played a pivotal role in Civil War history. As the battlefield covers several miles, mostly in contiguous areas, visitors cannot walk between all of the key points, but can easily drive from one to another. The visitor center has...More

Thank Jonathan R
Reviewed March 8, 2017

This is not a big a battlefield as Gettysburg nor did I expect it to be. I was blown away by the friendliness of the staff manning the desk at the visitor's center. The map they gave me was clear for the stops I could...More

Thank Mi5zonsn2
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Within 3 hours a person can walk the entire museum and much of the battlefield. This very small battle was very important in the Civil War as the Confederacy was trying to flank Washington, DC and take the city while most Union combat troops were...More

Reviewed February 19, 2017

This is a very nice park that is easy to navigate. Be sure and hit the visitor's center first for this fee free park. Be sure and view the electric map upstairs for a great presentation. This helps you visualize what you are seeing when...More

Thank nriemen
Reviewed February 14, 2017

I was passing by one day and decided on a whim to pull into this Battlefield attraction. I was pleasantly pleased with the modern AC controlled facility that held lots of historical information. You can do self paced or with a tour guide. What I...More

Thank desireem891
Reviewed February 13, 2017

We have driven past this great Historical Visitor Center and Battlefield for years and never took the time to stop, until today! SO glad we did. What a great historical place to visit. What a very, VERY important battle in the Civil War. Because of...More

Thank Vicki A
Reviewed February 13, 2017

If you're quite interested in really learning more about Civil War battles, this is a must stop. It's already quite close to Gettysburg and Antietam, but those two (depending on when you visit) will be overwhelmed by cars and tourists looking for a photo op....More

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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.