There is a visitor's center that gives the layout. On this visit, we also saw the house on the property and took a tour. There were also folks in period costume to explain life and careers at the time. Great experience.
I have been looking for an excuse to get out and enjoy the last bit of summer, and was finally able to seize my chance on September 18th when my roommate and I hit the road for the hour long drive to Monocacy. Located just south of Frederick, MD, Monocacy National Battlefield tells the story of “the battle that saved... 更多
We recently stopped to visit Monocacy National Battlefield area upon our return from the OBX. The visitor centre is very nice and offers a very informative exhibition of the area and what happened during the battle. We also did the drive to various locations where the battles actually happened, it is well marked with beautiful grounds and trails. It is... 更多
Went to visit this battlefield with my wife over the July 4th weekend this year and was really moved by the number of lost lives on both sides during this battle. They had a flag exhibit with Union and Confederate flags depicting the lost lives. Good exhibits inside the building as well. This is a must see for all of... 更多
On a hot day in August, I had the pleasure of joining Butterfly Expert Kathy B, from Incite Ecology in Jefferson, MD on a butterfly and nature ramble through the Gambrill Mill section of Monocracy National Battlefield. She had selected this venue especially for me for its photographic and natural interest as well as its accessibility. I couldn't have been... 更多
A hidden gem for the true history enthusiast. We have lived in the area for many years and finally went down the road less traveled and were pleasantly surprised.
Monocracy Battlefield is now very good. It's not a battle as well known generally, but it's known as "the battle that saved Washington DC." In the new Visitors Center there are displays, & I especially like the electric map that explains the battle. The volunteers & NPS employees at the Visitors Center have always been knowledgeable & helpful. They took... 更多
The best thing: the lighted battlefield that explained (and showed) the movements of troops during the battle. The worst thing: the roads to the 5 of the 6 sites on the tour (which you can download the audio description to your phone for free rather than paying for a CD like at Gettysburg or Antietam) were stone covered and unpaved.... 更多
For our vacation this year, we decided to to a multi-national park trip around the VA-MD-WV-PA area. We are history nerds, so many of our stops included Civil War sites such as this. Monocacy was a very nice park - very clean and not very crowded. We made a tour of the entire battlefield and hiked several of the trails.... 更多