Plan Your Visit

Thomas House
The driveway leading to the Thomas Farm House saw some of the most savage fighting during the Battle of Monocacy.


Welcome to Monocacy National Battlefield!

Monocacy National Battlefield encompasses several centuries of history, which reflect events of both national and local significance. Here you can experience 1,647 acres of rolling farm fields, historic buildings, and sweeping panoramas along the scenic Monocacy River. Located about one hour from Baltimore and Washington, DC, little has changed here since the 1864 battle. Although the landscape appears rural, the park is located less than two miles south of the city of Frederick, Maryland, which has numerous amenities. The staff at Monocacy National Battlefield is dedicated to helping you plan your visit and is committed to providing an experience that will be enjoyable, educational, and inspirational during your trip. Find Your Park at Monocacy National Battlefield!



Federal Artillery Firing a Cannon
Calendar of Events

Special events often make for a memorable experience at Monocacy National Battlefield. Check back often to see what's planned!

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Explore the Battlefield Virtually

Can't make it to the battlefield? Watch a series of short videos to virtually explore the battlefield.

14th New Jersey Monument at sunset
Self-Guided Auto Tour

One of the best ways to understand the Battle of Monocacy is to drive the 5 stop auto tour.

Group of visitors walking the wooded Brooks Hill Trail
Walk One or All Six of Our Trails

Monocacy National Battlefield has six trails of varying distance and challenge. walks range from a half mile to five miles.

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Pets are Welcome Too

Pets are welcome at Monocacy National Battlefield, however, there are some rules and regulations that apply.

Singers play a concert at the Gambrill Mansion
Special Use Permits & Reservations

Monocacy National Battlefield is proud to provide outstanding services, however, sometimes request for special use may require a permit.


Looking for lodging, dining, and additional activities or nearby attractions while visiting Monocacy National Battlefield?

Use the sites below to learn about the local area and amenities available beyond park boundaries.

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Visit Frederick

Find out what else Frederick County, Maryland has to offer. Lodging, fun, adventure, and great dining await.

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Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area

Frederick County, MD witnessed large armies moving through the area during the Civil War. See why some call it the Heart of the Civil War!

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Journey Through Hallowed Ground

Find out what is happening in the Journey Through Hallowed Ground heritage corridor from Monticello to Gettysburg.

Last updated: July 18, 2023

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4632 Araby Church Road
Frederick, MD 21704


301 662-3515
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