Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick

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#2 of 7 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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  • We stopped here after staying in Baltimore and checked out Monocacy Battlefield. The visitor center is small but well run and informative. A small group of Union soldiers withstood a larger confederat...  more »
  • NEar the trainline and wooded area, its quiet and beautiful area. The views of the surrounding area is easily seen.  more »
  • 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 tha...  more »
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  • This Battlefield historic site is very unique. You'll need to drive from one site to another, but all within a mile or so from each other. My favorite is the Tour Stop 5: Gambrill Mill. It has a trail in the back between the water and the field. The road to the Tour Stop 3: Worthington Farm is a single lane gravel road. Be sure to pull over so that the car coming from the other direction can pass. It is easy to miss the entrance, because the entrance is embedded between some trees, that looked like a private road.
  • The museum at the park entrance is free and very informative and interesting. Then a driving tour to the different battlefield sites and numerous hiking/walking trails make this tour a true adventure!! A great way to spend the afternoon, go on a nice day to maximize the experience with the walking trails! You are not able to tour inside the structures which would be nice, but the experience is by far worth it!!
  • First stop should be the visitors center to get a brochure. Next step is to Google the audio tour, then drive to each of the five locations the battle took place. If you're into this sort of thing, you'll be pleased.
  • Really cool place. Sadly half the visitor displays didn't work though and probably won't see the money to get them operational again. Ran around Worthington Farm, solid technical trail through the woods and it had a fairly steep incline which added to the enjoyment.
  • Civil War battlefield that took place in 1864 in Maryland. Small but excellent visitor's center. The battlefield is spread over several areas. Recommend the driving tour. Excellent location for walking. Areas are mowed but not paved. Time spent one to two hours.
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