March 27, 2017
Western Maryland National Parks Reduce Deer Populations to Protect Natural and Historic Landscapes
Three Western Maryland national parks this month concluded operations to reduce overabundant white-tailed deer that threaten the historic scenery of two Civil War battlefields and a 5,810-acre hardwood mountain forest. This season, more than eight tons of venison were donated to the local Maryland Food Bank, the Thurmont Food Bank, the Help Hotline and the Lunch Place soup kitchen.
March 08, 2017
National Park Service Approves Plan for Urbana Bridge Replacement
The National Park Service (NPS) has approved a plan to replace the Urbana Pike (MD355) bridge that crosses the CSX railroad and borders Monocacy National Battlefield.
January 20, 2017
Monocacy National Battlefield Signs Partnership Agreement with New Friends Group
Monocacy National Battlefield announced that a partnership agreement has been signed with the newly formed Monocacy National Battlefield Foundation. This new partnership will greatly assist the park with fundraising, recruitment and as a community advocate.
November 28, 2016
National Park Service Announces New Superintendent of Monocacy National Battlefield
The National Park Service (NPS) has named Chris Stubbs, an experienced resource manager, Superintendent of Monocacy National Battlefield, MD. He begins his assignment today, Nov. 28.
July 26, 2016
Celebrate the 100th Birthday of the National Park Service at Monocacy National Battlefield
#FindYourPark at Monocacy National Battlefield on August 25, 2016 and help celebrate the Centennial of the National Park Service. Learn about the history of your National Park Service.
July 26, 2016
Monocacy National Battlefield Historic House Series Thomas Farm Open House
Sheltered in their basement during the heaviest fighting of the battle, the Thomas family emerged following the battle to discover significant damage to their home. Take advantage of a rare opportunity to tour the home with rangers and volunteers; see the battle scars that remain, learn about the different phases of construction, and hear the stories of the people who once lived there.
July 01, 2016
Monocacy National Battlefield Historic House Series Worthington Farm Open House
The beautifully situated Worthington Farm became a staging area for the Confederate Army to attack the Union line during the Battle of Monoacy. Stand at the window where Glen Worthington watched the battle that inspired him to write Fighting For Time, which helped the battlefield become a national park. Rangers and volunteers will provide access to the house and information on the history of the home. Living historians will be on hand to demonstrate life in the 19th century. Open house from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 4235 Baker Valley Road, Frederick, MD 21704.
June 22, 2016
152nd Anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy
The Battle of Monocacy, known as "The Battle That Saved Washington," took place on July 9, 1864 as part of the third and final Confederate campaign in Maryland. Join us July 9-10, 2016 to commemorate the 152nd Anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy with a FREE special event. Programs will include infantry and artillery firing demonstrations, living history encampments, live musical performances, battlefield orientation talks, and a children's activity tent.
June 08, 2016
Monocacy National Battlefield Historic House Series Best Farm Open House
Join park staff on June 18-19 for a rare glimpse inside the Best Farm's main house. Docents will be on hand to show visitors part of the main house and discuss the cluster of historic structures, as well as describe the village that housed the enslaved laborers from the 18th century plantation that was revealed through recent archaeological investigations.