Monocacy: A Unique Classroom

Monocacy National Battlefield provides a variety of opportunities for teachers and students.  Think of the park as an alternative classroom!  There is a variety of historical and natural resources that can be used to meet curriculum goals.

For more information, access our Teaching Materials.

Fighting for Time: The Battle of Monocacy

Though the Confederate forces under Jubal Early won the day, Lew Wallace's Union forces strategically won time for reinforcements to save the capital.

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Battle map with arrows showing Union and Confederate forces clashing on the Thomas Farm

Those Who Have Borne the Battle

Behind each commander, casualty, or comrade is a story. Read more about the individuals who shaped the Battle of Monocacy!

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Lieutenant George Davis - Awarded the Medal of Honor for valor at Monocacy

"The Final Shots of the War"

Explore pivotal events surrounding the end of the Civil War and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

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The Surrender by Keith Rocco

A Cruel Institution

In 2010 and 2011, archeologists excavated the site of a large slave village at the Best Farm. In 1800, it was home to 90 enslaved individuals.

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Archeologists at Best Farm Slave Village

Virtually Yours

Can't make it to the battlefield in person, or want to explore the field before you visit? Check out our Virtual Tours!

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Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center

Last updated: September 28, 2018

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4632 Araby Church Road
Frederick, MD 21704


(301) 662-3515
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