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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
4801 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704-7307
+1 301-662-3515
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Since we are interested in history and we're in the area, we made a point to stop at Monocacy. Being a part of the NPS, its visitor center was more like a mini museum. Lots of interesting things to look at and learn about, including...More

Thank beth070303
Reviewed 9 October 2017

It is an interesting tour. The bottom floor has the park rangers and a bookstore. The top floor has exhibits, maps and pictures with narratives. There are walking trails available.

Thank Herb T
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We stopped on our way into dc. Rest stop! Lots of history, well done visitors center. I don't remember reading about this battle in history in school but we loved it! Had no idea how it changed history! Driving tour is well marked with info.

Thank G C
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This is a smaller battlefield but a very important part in that great battle. The Monocacy battle saved our nations capital. A very nice Museum again very informative. If you are interested in history this will not disappoint.

Thank Tomas E
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I have visited about 100 Civil War battlefields and this one is a fairly recent addition to the clan. This battlefield wasn't open until l20 years ago, but now there is a visitors center and lots to see. This is a small battlefield, but is...More

Thank Photobandito
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Being a life long resident of Frederick, I am proud of the heritage and history that surrounds my home. It is awesome to be able to share the Civil War history and knowledge I enjoyed learning as a kid with my kids now. I'm proud...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 28 September 2017

After going through the second floor exhibits, we drove through the sites on the auto tour. The thing I enjoyed the most was the electronic battlefield upstairs. The steps of the battle were explained the tiny lights reflected the movement of the troops. The staff...More

Thank Jacquelyn M
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Me and a friends did the self guided auto tour. Unfortunately the visitor center was closed by the time we got there, but it was still very worth going! Learned quite a bit with just the auto tour

Thank halechr
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Known as the battle that saved Washington, DC, this is a wonderful stop for history buffs. It is located down a main street just past a shopping center so it seems a little weird getting here, but was actually easy to find. Nice visitor center...More

2  Thank Siobhan L
Reviewed 16 September 2017

The museum at the Visitors' Center does an excellent job presenting an overview of this small, but salient battle. Technically a loss for the Federals, General Lew Wallace (whose coat and vest are displayed in the museum) succeeded in delaying General Early's advance on D.C.,...More

Thank Carolyn B
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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.