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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 3 days ago

If you have been to Fredericksburg, Antietam or Gettysburg, Monocacy may not meet you expectations. The Visitor Center is very well done and the rangers there were helpful and informative. Explanation of the R.L. Lee's lost orders was excellent. There are very few battlefield markers....More

Thank parvo6
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Battle of the Monocacy wasn't one of the epic battles of the American Civil War, as far as numbers. To me, it was an important one in that had the Federals not held up Jubal Early's Confederates long enough, they well may have at...More

Thank magon121254
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent visitor's center with engaging interpretive displays. I recommend to anyone interested in Civil War.

Thank Jon W C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting and educational, location of the civil war battle that saved Washington DC from invasion by southern troops even though technically the northern troops lost the battle. We only did the visitor center but it's possible to hike the area as well.

Thank cmanofcape
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Visitor Center's exhibit really helps you understand how the events that happened at Monocacy influenced the Civil War. You also get to see the human side of the events, as they discuss the experiences of the families who lived on the farms where the...More

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small battlefield (not as big or well known as Antietam, Gettysburg, etc) but the information is well presented and quite interesting. Don't go if you need to see lots of monuments and big name stops on the auto-tour. You're not going to...More

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful small battlefield with rich history, six hiking trails and military re-enactments. The grounds are clean, great sight lines, and a friendly and welcoming visitor enter. Check the events calendar prior to arriving to assure a Ranger can provide a tour or a hike.

Thank davidpond
Reviewed 9 October 2018

The site has free parking and admission. In the visitor center, the Rangers are friendly and helpful. There is general information about the civil war and specific information about the Battle of Monocacy. From the second floor you can overlook the battlefield. In an hour...More

Thank ransom007
Reviewed 1 October 2018

I stopped at the Monocacy National Battlefield on my way from on a recent trip. The battle is known as the battle that saved Washington, DC in July 1864. While the Union forces lost the battle, the Southern forces were not able to hold the...More

Thank Ronald B
Reviewed 20 September 2018

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

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15 June 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
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.