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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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  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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4801 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704-7307
+1 301-662-3515
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been a few years since we visited but we loved the visitor center and walking the paths the CW soldiers fought on

Thank Lorna6750
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this Civil war battlefield to be somewhat small but it's importance to the war was important in that Washington the Capitol at the time had been left unprotected and the confederate move to take the Capitol was thwarted here and a big Union...More

Thank William F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Civil War buffs with a couple of spare hours shouldn’t miss this place. The museum is well-maintained and interesting - a variety of exhibits - and the quick auto tour gives you insight into an interesting Civil War battle. Our family enjoyed it.

Thank paul-delaware
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great way to see how they fought the war-- walking from field to farm, across rivers and hills. Wonderful historical park, well curated

Thank Ellen F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A surprisingly important battle and a nice battle to follow on this battlefield tour. We did the driving tour using our phone to hear the narration. There are hiking trails at some of the stops and short walks to places to view the site. Well...More

Thank Riverliver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum in the Visitors Center is nice. It closes at 5PM, and there is no entrance fee. We recommend buying the CD for an audio tour of the rest of the battlefield. I recommend allowing two hours for your visit.

Thank Gary G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Since we are interested in history and we're in the area, we made a point to stop at Monocacy. Being a part of the NPS, its visitor center was more like a mini museum. Lots of interesting things to look at and learn about, including...More

Thank beth070303
Reviewed 8 October 2017

It is an interesting tour. The bottom floor has the park rangers and a bookstore. The top floor has exhibits, maps and pictures with narratives. There are walking trails available.

Thank Herb T
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We stopped on our way into dc. Rest stop! Lots of history, well done visitors center. I don't remember reading about this battle in history in school but we loved it! Had no idea how it changed history! Driving tour is well marked with info.

Thank G C
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This is a smaller battlefield but a very important part in that great battle. The Monocacy battle saved our nations capital. A very nice Museum again very informative. If you are interested in history this will not disappoint.

Thank Tomas E
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4 June 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.