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Monocacy National Battlefield

Monocacy National Battlefield, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704, USA

On July 9, 1864, Confederate General Jubal Early and his army of 15,000 men encountered a Union force of only 5,800 under the command of General Lew Wallace at Monocacy Junction near Frederick, Maryland. Early's goal was to threaten, and perhaps capture, the United States capital to divert Union forces away from the Confederate army at Petersburg. A successful raid would also threaten the re-election of President Abraham Lincoln, whose public support was declining.

 

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Directions

From the North (U.S. 15), or West (Hagerstown): Using I-70 eastbound, take Exit 54 (Market Street/Rt. 85). Bear right on Rt. 85 toward Buckeystown, then turn left (south) at the second traffic light onto Rt. 355 (Urbana Pike). The Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center is located approximately 1.5 miles on the left, 5201 Urbana Pike. From the East (Baltimore): Using I-70 westbound, take Exit 54 (Market Street/Rt. 85). Bear left (south) on Rt. 85 toward Buckeystown, then turn left (south) at the second traffic light onto Rt. 355 (Urbana Pike). The Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center is located approximately 1.5 miles on the left, 5201 Urbana Pike.

Visitor Services

Museum, Bookstore, Hiking Trails, Self-Guided Auto Tour

Regular Events

See Website

Available Interpretation

Rangers, visitor center with exhibits, signs, and trails (group tours upon request)

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

Free

Hours

Daily: 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Phone

301-662-3515

Website

http://www.nps.gov/mono »

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