Commemorating 155 Years of Emancipation in Maryland

On November 1, 1864, Maryland became the first and only border state to abolish slavery. This bold move signaled the continued demise of slavery, by citizen vote. Join Monocacy National Battlefield at present day Best Farm for a powerful program.
Slave village at L' Hermitage (Best Farm) where upward of 90 men and women were enslaved. Photo
On November 1, 1864, Maryland became the first and only border state to abolish slavery. This bold move signaled the continued demise of slavery, by citizen vote. Join Monocacy National Battlefield at present day Best Farm for a powerful program.

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Monocacy National Battlefield
5201 Urbana Pike
Frederick MD 21704
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