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Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick

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Battlefield Tourist Spot
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 had no idea that there was a third invasion of the North after Antietam and Gettysburg until I planned a visit to Monocacy. This attempt was to take a poorly defended D.C. And the battle delayed the...  more »
  • We have taken friends and family to share this very well presented display of Civil War History. Excellent thought went into the building and exhibits. Although not immediately apparent, this is the b...  more »
  • I have been here several times and always learn something new. There are trails that you can walk on or you can take a cool auto tour. There are a lot of historic sites and interesting facts about bat...  more »
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  • It was raining when we were there, but the museum is a great place to start exploring this part of the Civil War. There are some great graphics to help make sense of the battle that took place here. And lots of quotable quotes. The kids had fun in the museum, especially trying on the uniforms. Then it was off to follow the roads to the various farms where the fighting took place. Each place had plaques detailing the events that happened at each. And the scenery and old farm houses make for beautiful pictures even on a rainy cold dreary day.
  • We have visited Monocacy several times over the years and still enjoy it immensely. This year in October we had the pleasure of meeting a Park Ranger who answered several of my questions about cannons. Unfortunately, I do not recall his name but he was a credit to his profession. If we had had more time I would have loved to hear more on his knowledge of cannons but perhaps next year. I highly recommend a visit to this small yet remarkable park.
  • Self-guided tour. Unfortunately the old building has not been maintained and it is in need of repairs and you cannot go inside. Nonetheless, they are part of history and worth visiting.
  • So peaceful....great place to connect with both history and nature.
  • Another must see in the Frederick, MD area. Bring the entire family. Visit the sites on both sides of the road.