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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 3 days ago

Great civil war park. Much smaller than Antietam or Gettysburg and with no crowd. Great historical info & diorama in 2nd floor of visitor's center. Fantastic for kids of all ages. 5 Stops as you proceed outside along the farmlands where the battle took place....More

Thank billygoathiker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been here several times for work, and still enjoy Monocacy. The history is very interesting, and is an important piece to the civil war. The trail system is very nice, and I always enjoy going for a walk through the woods.

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Battle of Monocacy doesn't rank up there with Gettysburg or Vicksburg or Bull Run, but nevertheless it was important. Action there stopped the Confederates from reaching Washington -- something that could have changed the war's outcome. The battlefields have returned to farmland and the...More

Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visitors center has a nice museum that explains the battle nicely. The electronic map they have makes it easy to understand how the battle unfolded before you take the driving tour. It would be nice if the farmhouses that are located on the battlefield were...More

Thank Bud16057
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They've done a very nice job with this battlefield, which is the site of one important event leading up to the Battle of Antietam and was the site of one of the most overlooked but significant battles of the Civil War. If you are here,...More

Thank ElaineAndGreg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was born and raised in Baltimore. After raising five kids in our home of 41 years, my wife and I finally decided to buy a house in Frederick with our son and his family. With Frederick as our new base of operations, we continued...More

Thank StillSteppinOut
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The "Battle that saved Washington" is not always in the grade school history books as it was more of a delaying action, but the Visitors Center has a wonderful description of the overall importance of the battle. The bulk of the Battlefield is open field...More

Thank Old_man_traveler62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Monocacy National Battlefield has a great new visitor's center where you can grab a map and go explore. There are several sections of the park, so you'll need to drive around, but the area is beautiful and shouldn't be missed.

Thank MsDonnaDW
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

I had no idea that there was a third invasion of the North after Antietam and Gettysburg until I planned a visit to Monocacy. This attempt was to take a poorly defended D.C. And the battle delayed the Confederacy and allowed Union troops to defend...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We have taken friends and family to share this very well presented display of Civil War History. Excellent thought went into the building and exhibits. Although not immediately apparent, this is the battle that truly won the Civil War for the Union. Can you guess...More

Thank cheryl g
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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.