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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.


Brad Dennis

Monday, May 28, 2018
This place is a real gem of a Civil War battlefield. Lots to see but can easily be done in a day. Great hiking trails with diverse terrain. Visitors center Is great. Nice little museum. Ranges are top notch and friendly. Their Memorial Day program is worth coming to see.

Pete Snyder

Sunday, June 17, 2018
Consists of the Best Farm, Thomas Farm, Worthington Farm and the Visitors Center. Visitor's Center has good information and is handicapped accessible. The farms are just that i.e. not easy for wheelchair or accessible without a good deal of walking. These are old farmlands turned into a park around where the civil war battle of Monocacy tool place. They have hiking trails around the visitors center, Thomas Farm and Worthington Farm. The Best Farm has com nice civil war memorial in its south east quadrant right west of Rte 355 that are accessible directly from 355.

Melissa Jedlicka

Saturday, June 2, 2018
Excellent self-guided driving tour with accompanying audio files readily available for free download. Historical sites are mind-blowing and lend imagination to the magnitude of the battle. Great photo opportunities. Hiking trails, too!

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.

Terrelyn Greszler

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
This is a little known CW Battle, but in reality, a VERY important one. It saved a late attack on the US Capital, Washington, DC. The Museum, located in the Visitors Center, is awesome, with interactive capability. This CW Battlefield is located in Frederick, MD, and easily found, not far from the Interstate, with signage. The Volunteer and NPS staff is very informed and helpful. There's a wonderful Jr. Ranger program for all aged children. Touring the Battlefield is a bit difficult, as one must navigate Frederick city roads and traffic. However, the trails at the stops are great to wander. A small Eastern National Museum Store and NPS Passport Station ate located in the Visitors Center. Trivia fact: LEW WALLACE, author of BEN HUR, fought in this CW Battle.

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