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Monocacy National Battlefield

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Address: 4801 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704-7307
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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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Great for the Whole Family

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... read more

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Brunswick, Maryland
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Brunswick, Maryland
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44 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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Rock Hill, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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. The tour does use a lot of highly traveled roads, so it will add to... More 

Thank Jesita66
Frederick, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

Thank Kristin B
St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 you go. A great place to spend a couple of hours and you can see... More 

Thank George S
Carlsbad NM
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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. Signs explain everything. Wish we had more time to see more.

Thank cnanrw
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 countryside to walk around the farms where it all happened. Scenic and a good history... More 

Thank crosscourtforehand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 outside. This is a no-cost site.

Thank Dewayne P
Boyds, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great visit for children and all ages. It is easy to walk around and see the various monuments to get a feel for what took place here during the Civil War.

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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ventured out to Monocacy to see a pivotal battlefield during the Civil War. Retracing the steps, getting the lay of the land, and seeing the battlegrounds, brought home years of study. This place was one of the last vestiges of Union resistance, before Lee would have turned to DC. The battle here, slowed the progress, buying time for Union... More 

Thank Furyhorn
Rockville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fascinating walk through history. The visitor's center is very nicely done and upstairs there is a 7-minute diorama that illuminates the battlefields - very worthwhile. You can drive to the surrounding stops and walk the trails of the battlefield and Monocacy River.

Thank Patti M

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