Plan Your Visit

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 appears 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!

Ranger Guided Hike

Ranger Guided Hike


Where to begin? This "Plan Your Visit" section has all kinds of helpful basic information about directions to the park, visitor center hours, special event calendar, current weather conditions, and things to do. Dig deeper for information on fees, group reservations, bringing your 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,the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area and The Journey Through Hallowed Ground for additional information on the surrounding area.


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