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Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick

(4.4/5 based on 200+ 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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  • We recently visited this battlefield, which played a pivotal role in Civil War history. As the battlefield covers several miles, mostly in contiguous areas, visitors cannot walk between all of the key...  more »
  • This is not a big a battlefield as Gettysburg nor did I expect it to be. I was blown away by the friendliness of the staff manning the desk at the visitor's center. The map they gave me was clear for ...  more »
  • Within 3 hours a person can walk the entire museum and much of the battlefield. This very small battle was very important in the Civil War as the Confederacy was trying to flank Washington, DC and tak...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Nice couple mile hike around the farm. I take my two dogs we normally don't run into too many people.
  • 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.
  • I highly recommend, but can be difficult to cross the road to see the other side of the battlefield sometimes.