• Monocacy National Battlefield, Best Farm


    National Battlefield Maryland

Plan Your Visit

Ranger Guided Hike

Ranger Guided Hike


Welcome to Monocacy National Battlefield!

The Civil War battlefield encompasses several centuries of history, that reflect on events of both national and local significance. Come experience 1,647 acres of rolling farm fields, historic buildings, and sweeping panoramas along the scenic Monocacy River, about one hour from Baltimore or Washington, D.C., that has changed little since the 1864 battle. Although the landscape is agrarian and may appear rural, the park is located less than two miles south of the city of Frederick, Maryland and has numerous amenities even closer. We want to help you plan a visit that will allow you to enjoy and appreciate the unique resources and stories connected to the Battle of Monocacy!

Where to begin? This "Plan Your Visit" section has all kinds of helpful tips about things to do, operating hours and seasons, directions, and current local weather. Dig deeper for information on fees, reservations, pets, and permits.

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

Visit the official online store for books, maps, and guides to the park. Operated by the nonprofit Western Maryland Interpretive Association, store proceeds directly benefit Monocacy National Battlefield. Visit Destination Frederick County and Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area for additional information on the surrounding area.

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