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“Great Little Battlefield”

Monocacy National Battlefield
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$240.00*
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Private Customized Tour of Washington DC with US Veteran
Ranked #6 of 51 things to do in Frederick
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Brooklawn, NJ
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138 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Great Little Battlefield”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

Monocacy is not one of the major draws among Civil War battlefields, but it is well worth a trip. It's a pretty small field, easy to cover and explore. The new visitors center is quite nice, with very friendly and helpful employees, and solid historical displays. Great place.

Visited November 2011
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Atlanta, Georgia
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402 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Fantastic Battlefield”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

This is an excellent battlefield and well run. There are 5 driving stops with hiking trails and 3 of them. I especially enjoyed the trail at the Mill, excellent path and great scenery. I would recommend this to anyone interested in the Civil War or outdoor activities.

Visited September 2012
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pittsburgh
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40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great stop in in area.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

Small civil war battlefield , but important one that should nto be overlooked if in the area. The NPS ranger was friendly and I enjoyed speaking with him and the other staff.

Visited September 2012
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Great hidden jem!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

Great place to visit for an hour or two. Cool museum to wander through - but the battlefield is pretty much, just an open field :) The rangers are VERY helpful and knoweldeble and willing to answer any and all questions. Fun afternoon outing!

Visited August 2012
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Orlando, Florida
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42 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Favorite place to walk.........”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

Many trails on this battlefield. Give your kid a fake rifle and get to hiking. There are signs next to historical markers explaining the battles. Nice evisitor center as well. Park Rangers are very helpful and much nicer than other National Parks I have been to recently.

Visited August 2012
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