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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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Not a well known battlefield

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... read more

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Carlsbad NM
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202 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 1 week 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 2 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 2 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 3 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
Frederick, Maryland
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Any visit to Historic Frederick, Maryland should include a visit to the Monocacy National Battle Field Visitors Center and Battle Field. So much little known remarkable history surrounded Frederick during the civil war. This site is a plus for enthusiasts and Civil War buffs!

Thank Fred B
Baltimore, Maryland
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an important but not well known battlefield from the Civil War. Plenty of room to roam around and get away from the crowds. Nice walks along the river and fields.

Thank BernardBaltimore
Pace, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With this being my first visit to Maryland, I wanted to take in some historical sites. I had never been to a battlefield before and really enjoyed the history lesson. I started out in the visitors center and glad I did. It was an enjoyable history lesson. Definitely stop and see the second floor. A very nice display of all... More 

Thank Todd E
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We recently visited this battlefield, which played a pivotal role in Civil War history. As the battlefield covers several miles, mostly in contiguous areas, visitors cannot walk between all of the key points, but can easily drive from one to another. The visitor center has a number of informative displays, as well as an excellent lighted map of the battle... More 

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