Monocacy National Battlefield

5201 Urbana Pike , Frederick, MD 21704 Get Directions 
Phone: 301-662-3515


Capital Region
Monocacy National Battlefield
Photo Credit: National Park Service
Site of July 9, 1864 Civil War battle dubbed "The Battle that Saved Washington." Confederate Gen. Jubal A. Early defeated Union forces commanded by Gen. Lew Wallace who later wrote Ben Hur.
Daily, 9am-5pm; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's.
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December 12, 2019
The Battle of Monocacy was crucial in the defense of Washington DC. At the battlefield there is a small but extremely informative visitor center. Start there. The problem w/ visiting the sites is...
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November 5, 2019
Roland D
Having grown up with Civil War history all around me, I never heard of the Battle of Monocacy, and how important it was to the history of the war. Like the 300 Spartans that slowed the Persian army...
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October 31, 2019
Chris H
Two adults had a pleasant visit to this National Battlefield on a Wednesday afternoon in October. There is a small museum in the Visitor Center on the second floor that explains the battle in great...