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“Great Visitor Center & Auto Tour”

Monocacy National Battlefield
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$240.00*
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Private Customized Tour of Washington DC with US Veteran
Ranked #4 of 57 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.
Reviewed August 26, 2009

This was definitely worth going to. I would suggest going to the visitor center first. The center itself is brand new and nicely put together. There is a museum upstairs with an electronic battle map and audio that puts together the entire battle, as well as plenty of pictures and informational materials to read. There is a small gift shop area downstairs and the employees there are very helpful.

You can pick up a small brochure from the guest service desk in the front for an auto tour that will bring you around to locations in the area that were detrimental to the battle and historical events that took place. I would suggest walking on a few trails, especially the wooded trail towards the end of the auto tour. It is peaceful and you can see a small stream along with some very odd looking trees.

A must see for any war buff or just someone (or family) looking to do something that is totally FREE.

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Reviewed July 2, 2009

The Visitors center is only about 2 years old, so it's nice and new, and has a good museum in the upstairs portion. In it there is the light show superimposed on a battlefield map that shows you exactly how the battle went. You should see everything in the museum before doing the battlefield auto tour. I spent over an hour in this muesum. The battlefield auto tour has only 5 stops on it, each with the usual trails. If you want to do everything plan on it taking the whole day. I know it's only a one day battle with a low casualty count, but it's convenient and a nice little battelfield that's suprizingly good and not overdeveloped like Manassas.

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Reviewed May 1, 2016
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Reviewed December 3, 2013
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