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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
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 5 days ago

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

Thank Siobhan L
Reviewed 5 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can drive/walk or just drive. to all areas. They have several farms that they bought that were part of the battle and you can go to each. Museum was good enjoyed it. Staff was very helpful.

Thank Terry F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not Gettysburg, obviously, but the car tour provides just enough history along with lovely, easy hikes. We enjoyed a couple of hours here on a Sunday morning.

Thank RG200639
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my son here for a history lesson and was amazed at all the artifacts and history they had preserved in this new museum/building. The park ranger gave us all sorts of best facts dating back to the battle and the area around the...More

Thank Amydipas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The battle occurred during the 3rd and final Confederate invasion of the north and can be credited for delaying Confederate forces sent to capture Washington DC. The battlefield is spread out over a large area and a few original houses remain. It's a self-guided tour...More

Thank jaimeelsabio
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

It was Good Friday and we were in the area, so we decided to pull off the highway to check out the battlefield and visitor center. I was very surprised! I was expecting a few maps and photographs and not much more. These exhibits grab...More

Thank Nutsforvacation
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The visitor's center is small, but worthwhile. From the second floor balcony, you overlook the battlefield. The exhibits are well done and the staff is very helpful. Buy the audio tour on CD and head out around the battlefield. It is an interesting tour, but...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Very nice overview of the significant battle which took place at Monocacy; diorama in the visitors center as well as driving the tour.

Thank Peter_vB2015
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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.