June 17, 2013
Anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy
The Battle of Monocacy, known as “the battle that saved Washington,” took place on July 9, 1864 as part of the third and final Confederate Campaign in Maryland. After the battle, a Baltimore newspaper wrote, “The country does not yet know how much it owes the gallant men who fought that battle.” On July 6-7, 2013, Monocacy National Battlefield will commemorate the actions of those men on the 149th anniversary of the battle by offering 13 programs throughout the weekend. Living history volunteers will be on hand to demonstrate how infantry and artillery soldiers fired their weapons during the battle while also interpreting the significance of those actions to the Battle of Monocacy.
June 06, 2013
Monocacy NB Opens New TRACK TRAIL at Worthington Farm
Beginning Saturday, June 8, Monocacy National Battlefield will provide a new opportunity for kids and their families to visit the park and explore nature. The park, in partnership
with the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, has established a new TRACK TRAIL at Worthington Farm. The family friendly trail, one of many the Foundation has supported through its Kids in Parks program, is intended “to get kids ‘unplugged,’ outdoors, and reconnected with nature for their health and the health of our parks.”
June 01, 2013
Summer Ranger Programs On Tap at Monocacy National Battlefield
Starting June 1, Monocacy National Battlefield will host a regular schedule of free summer ranger programs. On weekdays at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm, National Park Service rangers will present “Race to Washington,” an orientation to the Battle of Monocacy. On Saturday and Sunday, the battlefield orientation will be presented at 3:00 p.m., with additional programs covering a variety of subjects offered at 11:00 am and 1:00 p.m.