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Frederick - 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.


Marinda Tilly

Friday, March 2, 2018
This Battlefield historic site is very unique. You'll need to drive from one site to another, but all within a mile or so from each other. My favorite is the Tour Stop 5: Gambrill Mill. It has a trail in the back between the water and the field. The road to the Tour Stop 3: Worthington Farm is a single lane gravel road. Be sure to pull over so that the car coming from the other direction can pass. It is easy to miss the entrance, because the entrance is embedded between some trees, that looked like a private road.


Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018
The museum at the park entrance is free and very informative and interesting. Then a driving tour to the different battlefield sites and numerous hiking/walking trails make this tour a true adventure!! A great way to spend the afternoon, go on a nice day to maximize the experience with the walking trails! You are not able to tour inside the structures which would be nice, but the experience is by far worth it!!

kathe coopersmith

Monday, April 2, 2018
First stop should be the visitors center to get a brochure. Next step is to Google the audio tour, then drive to each of the five locations the battle took place. If you're into this sort of thing, you'll be pleased.

Gary Sheppard

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
Really cool place. Sadly half the visitor displays didn't work though and probably won't see the money to get them operational again. Ran around Worthington Farm, solid technical trail through the woods and it had a fairly steep incline which added to the enjoyment.

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.

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