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Monocacy National Battlefield

Monocacy National Battlefield

4801 Urbana Pike
Frederick, Maryland 21704

Visitor Information
(301) 662-3515
Administrative Offices
(301) 698-6247

Explore the Monocacy National Battlefield

The Civil War Battle that Saved Washington, D.C.

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.

Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center

The interactive and multimedia exhibits located in the Visitor Center include numerous vignettes which take the visitor to important locations related to the Battle as well as electronic maps, historical artifacts and interpretive displays of the Battle of Moncacy. 

A bookstore also offers literature which provides in-depth discussions of the Civil War and the Battle of Monocacy as well as memorabilia for sale.

Auto Tour and Walking Trails

Stop at the visitor center for directions to the Best Farm parking area, Worthington Farm Trails, Thomas Farm Trails and Gambrill Mill Trail. Also, pick up a map and guide for the Auto Tour of the battlefield area with directions to the five monuments. more...

Programs & Activities

Programs vary throughout the year. Programs are offered by rangers and at special events in coordination with Living History volunteers.

Nature & Science

Monocacy National Battlefield is made up of 1,647 acres of farmland, forest, grassland and riparian areas just south of the City of Frederick in the Monocacy River valley. In addition to its history, the park also contains many important natural resources. 

The development that has swept the Frederick area has also influenced the landscape and the organisms around the battlefield. Many habitats have been changed or destroyed around the park, and it now represents a sanctuary for many plant and animal species.  You can learn more about these species and habitats by following the links above.

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