Monocacy National Battlefield commemorates the historic events of the Civil War and the battle that was fought at Monocacy Junction on July 9, 1864. The landscape has many other stories to tell, however -- a rich and diverse history that spans over 10,000 years. That history cannot be easily seen above ground; indeed, many of the clues to the landscape of the past are buried underground. That's where archeologists come in.
Since 2001, archeologists from the National Park Service and the University of Maryland have teamed to investigate the interesting and varied cultural landscape that comprises Monocacy National Battlefield.