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 on the banks of the Monocacy. At Monocacy National Battlefield, visitors can experience this and other stories of the past in a landscape that has changed little since the 19th century.
Those Who Have Borne the Battle
Learn more about the soldiers who fought at the Battle of MonocacyRead More
Take a virtual tour of Monocacy from the comfort of your browser. We hope it will whet your appetite to visit us in person!Read More
A Cruel Institution
In 2010 and 2011, archeologists excavated the site of a large slave village at the Best Farm. In 1800, it was home to 90 enslaved individuals.Read More
Did You Know?
White-tailed deer are found in abundance on the battlefield. The rising population of deer has an intense affect on the herbaceous and woody plants found within the park, and several studies have recently been conducted on the effects of the overpopulation of deer. More...