Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick

4.6
#2 of 8 in Historic Sites in Frederick
Known as the "Battle That Saved Washington", the battle of Monocacy on July 9, 1864 between 15,000 Confederate forces under General Jubal Early, and 6,600 Union forces under General Lew Wallace, marked the last campaign of the Confederacy to carry the war into the north. One of the objectives of this campaign was to capture Washington, D.C.
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  • I can never pass on the chance to visit a Civil War battlefield when I'm nearby. We did the 5 stop driving tour. Between the map and the downloadable audio tour, you can learn much about the history h...  more »
  • Was not aware of this battle before visiting Frederick. It was too cold to wander around the site the day I visited, but the visitor center had a very good description of the battle and several items ...  more »
  • One building visitors center with a few cannons. The displays and audio descriptions were interesting. We did not do the driving self-guided tour. Two of our group got bored quickly. This is no Gettys...  more »
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  • This place had it all for civil war knowledge and history buffs. The staff who are found at the visitor center knew how to help me out and teach me everything about monocacy. It was one of the coolest battlefields that is often unfound in history books.the trails that are around this battlefield are quite beautiful. I love to go around it and hike. I would love to be able to go again and again and again. It's super amazing
  • Beautiful area and full of history. Would say if you enjoy the civil War and history check this place out
  • One if the smaller Civil War battlefields. Nice to visit and have a picnic or learn a bit of history. Very close to Frederick, MD with the home of Barbara Fritchie and the burial sit of Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner, our National Anthem.
  • I was last there in 2017, while visiting relatives that live in the area. This is a great place to visit, with beautiful scenery and a very helpful staff.
  • Whether you’re a local or from out of town this is a good place to visit. Like to just chill and have a picnic here.
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