Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick

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Battlefield · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Monocacy National Battlefield is a unit of the National Park Service, the site of the Battle of Monocacy in the American Civil War fought on July 9, 1864. The battlefield straddles the Monocacy River southeast of the city of Frederick, Maryland. The battle, labeled "The Battle That Saved Washington," was one of the last the Confederates would carry out in Union territory. The two opposing leaders were General Jubal Early, fighting for the South, and General Lew Wallace, fighting for the North.

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  • Visited during the COVID-19 quarantine, but we were able to make it work! The visitor center is closed but they have a tent and table outdoor for people to get info, maps, and stamps for the passport....  more »
  • Although the visitors centers were closed, we were able to visit 5 stops on an auto tour. There were markers at the sites that thoroughly explained what happened during the Civil War at those sites.  more »
  • Really nice and knowledgeable park rangers. They went out of their way to answer questions completely. Very scenic. Well maintained. Enough parking when we were there. If history is your thing or you just want somewhere peaceful with nice scenery, I recommend.
  • National Parks are great! This is not a big one, but there's plenty to see and well worth a visit if battlefields are your thing. Rangers were helpful and were able to answer all our questions. Visitor center isn't much, but stop in for a map and to get some background on what happened here and why. Plenty of nice hikes to explore the area. An enjoyable outing!

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