Monocacy National Battlefield

5201 Urbana Pike

In the summer of 1864, General Jubal Early led Confederate forces towards Washington, D.C. and threatened to capture the capital city. On July 9, Union troops under General Lew Wallace met Early's forces here at Monocacy. At the park visitors can experience stories of the past in a landscape that has changed little since the 19th century.


Steven Heyden

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

I love this place. So many things to see and find. Very educational for all ages. Beautiful scenery and a great opportunity to get out and active.

John McFarland

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017

Civil War battlefield that took place in 1864 in Maryland. Small but excellent visitor's center. The battlefield is spread over several areas. Recommend the driving tour. Excellent location for walking. Areas are mowed but not paved. Time spent one to two hours.

Glenn Duffield

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017

Great Civil War site to visit with a fascinating museum packed with information and exhibits. The museum staff are very welcoming and ready to answer any questions that you may have. Be sure to check out the battlefield exhibit at the back of the museum to get a very informative overview of the battle before you head out to tour the site.

Michael E Bailey

Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

Great and relatively unknown historical park until recently. Plenty to do, and a lot to learn. The Visitors Center is a must and explains the importance of this battlefield. The car tour is very educational and allows you to see the important parts of the battlefield.

Lisa Sell

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017

If you have not had a chance to walk around this battlefield, it might be something fun to do. The museum is really nice, and we learned a lot about a very important battle. Staff is very knowledgeable, and happy to share what they know.