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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 1 week ago

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 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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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
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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
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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 Amy R
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Reviewed 4 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
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Reviewed 4 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.

Thank Donald B
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Each time I stop out there I am more and more impressed with the professionalism and knowledge of their supervisor and Park Service Ranger, Traci. And to think I had worried about the place when Susan Trail moved to Antietam, LOL! Traci for Secretary of...More

Thank Fred M
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped here after staying in Baltimore and checked out Monocacy Battlefield. The visitor center is small but well run and informative. A small group of Union soldiers withstood a larger confederate force trying to enter Washington at a time when it was lightly defended....More

Thank Charlene C
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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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