• Monocacy National Battlefield, Best Farm

    Monocacy

    National Battlefield Maryland

Places

Place can provide you with a tangible connection between structures or landscapes and the people and stories that add meaning to your battlefield experience.

Explore the links above to discover the special places at Monocacy National Battlefield.

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Monocacy National Battlefield Component Properties

Monocacy National Battlefield comprises 1,647 acres of farmland, forest and riparian areas a few miles south of Frederick, Maryland in the Monocacy River valley. The park encompasses six component properties including the Baker, Best, Lewis, Thomas, and Worthington Farms, as well as the Gambrill Mill and House. The architectural styles of the structures in the park exhibit the variety of cultural traditions associated with agriculture in western Maryland. Dwelling houses, forebay barns, the unique stone barn on the Best Farm (L'Hermitage) and the Georgian style of the Thomas Farm (Araby) main house all reflect the mix of Pennsylvania German, French, Caribbean, and Tidewater English influences on the area.

The map at left shows the tracts in relation to each other within the park. For further details, follow the links above.

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