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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
+1 301-662-3515
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Thumbs up to the NPS. Monocacy National Battlefield is one of those unknown places that any history buff or Civil War Buff would Love to see. The route is well done and they try to incorporate all that was part of the battle. I guess...More

Thank roy1916
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Not many people know about the Monocacy battlefield and its significance during the American Civil War, but this park tells the whole story in great detail. For anyone living in the greater Washington and Baltimore area, with an interest in history, this park is a...More

Thank mrq450
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Stopped in after touring the farmhouses up the street. It was a great museum. The size is small and managabe, you can see everything and appreciate all the exhibits in about an hour. It was a good place to escape the heat in the summer...More

Thank ThatsMuhBaby
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

The entire visit was great and well laid out and marked. Great area to walk and enjoy the scenery. The park personnel were very helpful.

Thank janconover
Reviewed 8 November 2017

It's been a few years since we visited but we loved the visitor center and walking the paths the CW soldiers fought on

Thank Lorna6750
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We found this Civil war battlefield to be somewhat small but it's importance to the war was important in that Washington the Capitol at the time had been left unprotected and the confederate move to take the Capitol was thwarted here and a big Union...More

Thank William F
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Civil War buffs with a couple of spare hours shouldn’t miss this place. The museum is well-maintained and interesting - a variety of exhibits - and the quick auto tour gives you insight into an interesting Civil War battle. Our family enjoyed it.

Thank paul-delaware
Reviewed 25 October 2017

This is a great way to see how they fought the war-- walking from field to farm, across rivers and hills. Wonderful historical park, well curated

Thank Ellen F
Reviewed 23 October 2017

A surprisingly important battle and a nice battle to follow on this battlefield tour. We did the driving tour using our phone to hear the narration. There are hiking trails at some of the stops and short walks to places to view the site. Well...More

Thank Riverliver
Reviewed 18 October 2017

The museum in the Visitors Center is nice. It closes at 5PM, and there is no entrance fee. We recommend buying the CD for an audio tour of the rest of the battlefield. I recommend allowing two hours for your visit.

Thank Gary G
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4 June 2017|
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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.