Bell & History Day April 6, 2013
Contact: Tracy Evans, 301-662-3515
Monocacy National Battlefield will join with other Historic Consortium museum sites in the official opening of the spring season. The emphasis of the event will be on Frederick, Maryland's unique contributions to local and national history.
At Monocacy National Battlefield learn how the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad helped save Washington, D.C., in the summer of 1864. At 10:00 a.m., rangers will ring in Bell and History Day with a historic B & O train bell, on loan from the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum. Park rangers will present programs focusing on the role of the railroad in the Civil War at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Throughout the day visitors of all ages can earn an Explorer Ranger pin by hiking the Junction Trail and completing the railroad scavenger hunt.
Programs and activities will take place at the
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...