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Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick
(4.4/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • Great day trip from DC. Fascinating history plus several great hiking trails and walks. Car required to go from site to site. 
  • What a nice facility to spend a couple hours on a beautiful fall afternoon. The visitor's center has a small museum with several nice displays and and observation deck on the second floor. There is al...  more »
  • The battlefield was a defeat for the north but provided time for reinforcements from Washington DC to help defeat the southern army at Gettysburg. The visitors building has a lighted display of the ba...  more »
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  • Beautiful countryside and informative signs. Some of the walkways need some TLC to be more handicap accessible. Still a great park with a lot to teach.
  • Great place to go by for a good dog walk - 4 or 5 different location to do the walk! Glad that such kind of "walk" are available just outside city of Frederick!
  • This was a great detour on our trip and had a well laid out driving tour and information. Worth the stop!
  • A lesser known battlefield but an interesting story and I'm glad I visited. The visitor center is small but informative - a very nice place to stop.
  • Had some nice places to walk...small visitors center.