• Monocacy National Battlefield, Best Farm

    Monocacy

    National Battlefield Maryland

Nature & Science

Wild turkeys on the Gambrill Farm
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.

Did You Know?

Monocacy Junction, 1917

The "Y" at Monocacy Junction, completed in 1830, allows trains to turn around. It was the first of its kind in the United States, and is still in use today.