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Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick

Categories: Battlefields, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
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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  • The visitors center has a very good museum with an informative 7 minute talking map that describes the battle. You can get a map that gives you the directions for 5 stops on a 6 mile auto tour. Severa...  read more »
  • There is a visitor's center that gives the layout. On this visit, we also saw the house on the property and took a tour. There were also folks in period costume to explain life and careers at the time...  read more »
  • I have been looking for an excuse to get out and enjoy the last bit of summer, and was finally able to seize my chance on September 18th when my roommate and I hit the road for the hour long drive to ...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Upkept well. Important to keep historical sites accessible.
  • Small visitors center but such an important battle to the Civil War. Literally kept the Confederate army from moving onto DC.
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