• Monocacy National Battlefield, Best Farm


    National Battlefield Maryland

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Visitor at Monocacy National Battlefield

Although the battlefield landscape is agrarian and may appear to be rural, the park is located less than two miles south of the city of Frederick, Maryland and has numerous amenities even closer. It is always a good idea to wear sturdy walking shoes on our trails and bring your own water, sunscreen, and insect repellent during hot or dry weather. Please also be sure to check our local weather. To ensure your visit is as safe and as fun as possible, be sure to click on the links above.

Monocacy National Battlefield is a trash free park. There are no trash receptacles on the battlefield, so please plan on taking all your trash with you. Thank you for keeping the park clean for all our visitors!


July 5 - 11, 2014: 150th Battle of Monocacy Commemoration

The Thomas Farm Walk with Ed Bearss scheduled on Saturday, July 5 has been canceled. To make reservation for the Friday July 11 Bus Tour to Fort Stevens (Fee) contact the Western Maryland Interpretive Association at 301-432-4329.

Monocacy National Battlefield will commemorate the event with living history encampments and demonstrations including artillery, infantry and cavalry. Special activities include hikes, programs, musical concerts, and guest speakers. A special museum exhibit, "Honoring Heroism," will include the original map of the "Battle of Monocacy' by Jedediah Hotchkiss on loan from the Library of Congress. View revised event schedule.

July 12 - 13, 2014: 150th Commemoration of Maryland Emancipation

The end of slavery in Maryland will be commemorated at Monocacy National Battlefield. The event will include United States Colored Troops, musical concerts, archeology programs, "Honoring Heroism" museum exhibit and talks on General Lew Wallace and emancipation. View event schedule

Did You Know?

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...