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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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Was not aware of this battle before visiting Frederick. It was too cold to wander around the site the day I visited, but the visitor center had a very good description of the battle and several items for the battle and time frame. Highly recommend.
One building visitors center with a few cannons. The displays and audio descriptions were interesting. We did not do the driving self-guided tour. Two of our group got bored quickly. This is no Gettysburg, a one day battle.
It’s been several months since my visit so some details are blurry. There was a small,but very nice visitors center. The upstairs had very nice displays. The people working/volunteering there were nice and helpful. It’s basically one battle during the Civil War so it’s best...More
Interesting visitors center and grounds about a lesser known, but crucial battle from the civil war. The whole 2nd floor is an interactive exhibit and signs are laid out looking at things, explaining what happened where you are looking at
Several exhibits show the time...More
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
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
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.
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
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