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Monocacy National Battlefield

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Address: 4801 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD
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This key Civil War battlefield marked the last push north by Confederates...

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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Easy to navigate

This is a very nice park that is easy to navigate. Be sure and hit the visitor's center first for this fee free park. Be sure and view the electric map upstairs for a great... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Winchester, Virginia
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Winchester, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a very nice park that is easy to navigate. Be sure and hit the visitor's center first for this fee free park. Be sure and view the electric map upstairs for a great presentation. This helps you visualize what you are seeing when yo do the 5 stops in your car. The folks at the visitor's center are... More 

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Walkersville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was passing by one day and decided on a whim to pull into this Battlefield attraction. I was pleasantly pleased with the modern AC controlled facility that held lots of historical information. You can do self paced or with a tour guide. What I really liked was that I was learning more about the battle without the overwhelming crowds... More 

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Brunswick, Md.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have driven past this great Historical Visitor Center and Battlefield for years and never took the time to stop, until today! SO glad we did. What a great historical place to visit. What a very, VERY important battle in the Civil War. Because of the Battle of Monocacy, Washington was not taken. It survived until reinforcements could make it... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're quite interested in really learning more about Civil War battles, this is a must stop. It's already quite close to Gettysburg and Antietam, but those two (depending on when you visit) will be overwhelmed by cars and tourists looking for a photo op. This national park is dedicated to the local events, with an excellent small museum and... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Note: If you come from the north, the entrance will come up fast, difficult road to turn left on in traffic. No fee for entrance. The visitor center is modern and the exhibits are detailed and engaging for history and non-history buffs alike. Turning in and out of stop # 2 is also difficult, due to the hill, bridge and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Battle of Monocacy doesn't receive the celebrity nor is it ever mentioned in the same breath as Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Antietam or Chancellorsville or Shiloh among the most significant battles of the Civil War. But the truth is the battle, fought on July 9, 1864, on the banks of the Monocacy River on Maryland State Highway 355 a few miles... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had an extra day in my vacation, so decided to use it on Civil War sites in the area. The day I visited was cold, icy and foggy, so I only stopped at the historical site building. But that was OK because between the displays and the questions I had answered by staff, I experienced almost as much as... More 

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Clearfield, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came on a whim and were pleasantly surprised. Monocacy is the final attempt of the Confederacy to attack Washington City (D.C) in 1864. It also happens to be the location of where orders by Lee were lost and later found by Union troops in 1862. The National Park Service has done an excellent job of making what seems like... More 

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Mount Airy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I been here with the kids. Staff are helpful. There is a walk/hike here and the visitor center to look through. You can do the Junior Park Ranger program here as well. The park has many different locations so you'll need to drive to each one.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed the visitors center, the exhibits and talking with the park guides. We drove through the battlefield and saw several of the original buildings that were there during the battle.

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