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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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  • Average7%
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4801 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704-7307
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

The Monocacy National Battlefield has a great new visitor's center where you can grab a map and go explore. There are several sections of the park, so you'll need to drive around, but the area is beautiful and shouldn't be missed.

Thank MsDonnaDW
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

I had no idea that there was a third invasion of the North after Antietam and Gettysburg until I planned a visit to Monocacy. This attempt was to take a poorly defended D.C. And the battle delayed the Confederacy and allowed Union troops to defend...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We have taken friends and family to share this very well presented display of Civil War History. Excellent thought went into the building and exhibits. Although not immediately apparent, this is the battle that truly won the Civil War for the Union. Can you guess...More

Thank cheryl g
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I have been here several times and always learn something new. There are trails that you can walk on or you can take a cool auto tour. There are a lot of historic sites and interesting facts about battlefield.

1  Thank filipo86
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Staff are friendly at the visitor center and the tour around the battlefield is self-guided using the map you will have acquired at the visitor center. A lot of photo ops and there is a lot of history to be attained throughout the battle grounds....More

Thank Jesita66
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Amazing history and stories being told. I loved the view, its so secrene, good history lesson for the kids.

Thank Kristin B
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Rather unknown, but vital battle in Civil War was fought here. Rather unknown, but interesting park area. Very non-commercial sight were you pretty well are left to do your own touring. The visitor center is interesting and then they give you a map and let...More

Thank George S
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Another vast battlefield that was important during the Civil War. Unlike Gettysburg, Monocacy is not commercialized. A small visitors center has a few souvenirs and displays. Definitely need to drive to the sights. The "Best Farm" was our first stop. Well preserved buildings and grounds....More

Thank cnanrw
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This is a well-crafted museum which is worth a visit. The large diorama is the highlight, where you can press a button and hear the story while looking at the topography and watching the lights indicating movement of the troops. Then drive the nearby surrounding...More

Thank crosscourtforehand
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I took a self-tour around the property which was quite enjoyable. I started at the visitor center where they have a museum, parking, and a very friendly staff. The locations did not have access inside the buildings but they were still remarkably preserved from the...More

Thank Dewayne P
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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.