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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 5 days ago

We spend a very pleasant and informative hour here learning more about civil war and critical battles taken place there. The volunteer and rangers are so informed and eager to share their knowledge and enthusiasm. Highly recommend for anyone interested in US history.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have lived in this area our whole lives and seem little by little things added but never thinking it would be much. One day we decided to stop by the new building and we were amazed at what is there! Make sure you look...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came with grandson in tow along with his uncle to do a battlefields tour originally with Antietam and Gettysburg but at the suggestion of TA friends, we substituted Monocacy Junction for Antietam. That turned out to be a great choice for a number of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed the one and only visitor center. The battlefield is spread out over several sites, which we visited. The rangers or volunteers were very helpful. Our visit lasted about three hours.

Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although Monocacy isn't as well known as other battles, the significance is no less important. With the South marching towards Washington DC. This battle helped the North to delay the advance. The strategy of Gen. Lee didn't quite work out the way he had hoped....More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

I’ve lived in Maryland most of my life but never been to Monocacy. So while I was visiting my family this time around, this was on my list of things to do. I really appreciated the map upstairs with the lights to tell what happened...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

I am a huge civil war buff and love visiting battlefields! This one although small is big in offering interesting things to see. The actual field is somewhat still there as a grassy land, field and farmers type fields but modern era crap also has...More

Thank FREPLUG
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

A lesser known, but still importany battle of the Civil War. If you are in the area the visitor center is very helpful, and gives a good overview of the battle upstairs. There is a short driving tour you can do (5 stops), to see...More

Thank Roy L
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Not as well known as Antietam or Gettysburg, but well worth the trip. There is an excellent visitors center with some hands on displays, kids can earn their Junior Ranger Badge, and Ranger programs. There are trails that will take you past the three houses...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped by, even though we had no knowledge of this battlefield. We are glad we did! The information center volunteer was very helpful and the exhibits were excellent. They also have a driving tour of the battlefield. Now we know more.

Thank Nancy S
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EnglandPiper
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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
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Technical-Rose
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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.
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