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Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick

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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 been here with the kids. Staff are helpful. There is a walk/hike here and the visitor center to look through. You can do the Junior Park Ranger program here as well. The park has many different loca...  more »
  • We really enjoyed the visitors center, the exhibits and talking with the park guides. We drove through the battlefield and saw several of the original buildings that were there during the battle. 
  • When people think about sites to visit, this battlefield more likely does not make many list, but it should. No. It is not as popular as Gettysburg, Antietam or Manassas, but an important battle did h...  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.