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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 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

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 royl463
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
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Had a fine, informative conversation with the staff here. Be sure to visit the upstairs museum for a better understanding of the significance of the battle here before heading out on the car/walk/biking tours. Antietam and Gettysburg are both within easy drive times to help...More

Thank lawrence152
Reviewed 6 March 2018

The visitor center has a nicely organized and informative museum. A brochure is available with the history and a map for driving through the battlefield. There are markers at the sites with more historical information. It was interesting to learn about the importance of this...More

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

We went here to do the Junior Ranger program. Great program for National parks/historic places. There are several places to visit. Visitor center is nice. About a 1 mike trail at visitors center.

Thank 173amyr173
Reviewed 3 March 2018

The Monocacy National Battlefield is a great place to stop if you are touring different Civil War sites in Frederick County. They can give you lots of information about all of the local stops in the area. The upstairs level of the building has some...More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This is very beautiful battlefield with a fairly new visitors center. The visitors center has a nice selection of gifts. You can get maps or a CD from the visitors center and take a self guided tour of the areas were the battle took place.

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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.