Permits & Reservations


Battlefield Tour Reservations

Interested in booking a battlefield tour with a Park Ranger? As long as the group consists of 12 individuals, reserve your tour by filling out the Group Reservation Form and emailing it to If you have questions with regard to battlefield tours please speak to a ranger at 301-662-3515.

Interested in a Staff Ride? For information about the basic framework of a staff ride consult "The Staff Ride" by Dr. William Glenn Robertson, published by the US Army's Center for Military History.


Special Use Permits and Fees

In order to coordinate special park use events, it is necessary to require permits for certain activities. These activities include, but are not limited to, special events, public assembly, and meetings. To protect the resources and preserve the purpose of the park, permits are necessary for commercial photography, memorialization of human ashes, collecting of research specimens, sale or distribution of printed material, and for events or services not offered to the general public. Permit applications can be downloaded through the links below.

Special Use Permit Application
Special Use Permit Short Form Application

Thank you for your interest in Monocacy National Battlefield. If you have questions, please contact the Special Use Permit Coordinator at 301-331-1147 or send an e-mail with "Special Use Permit" in the subject line.

A non-refundable application fee of $75.00 in the form of a check or money order made out to the National Park Service is to accompany your application, which should be mailed to:

Monocacy National Battlefield
Attn: Special Use Permits Coordinator
4632 Araby Church Road
Frederick, MD 21704

A First Amendment exception allows for small groups of 25 persons or fewer to demonstrate, or sell or distribute printed matter within the park's designated areas without a permit.

Map of Monocacy National Battlefields Designated 1st Amendment Areas
Map of Monocacy National Battlefield 1st Amendment Areas



Commercial Filming Regulations and Fees

Additional charges may apply, if the purpose of a Special Use, Commercial Photography or Commercial Filming permit requires the park staff to perform more than administrative action. Applicants will receive a written estimate of added costs, if any, after their application is reviewed. There are other requirements and procedures associated with special park uses; these are stipulated in National Park Service Director's Order #53 and Reference Manual #53.

Generally, a permit is required for any filming or photography that:

  • Involves the use of a model, set, or prop; or
  • Requires entry into a closed area; or
  • Requires access to the park before or after normal working hours.

If you have questions, please contact the Special Use Permit Coordinator at 301-331-1147 or send an e-mail with "Special Use Permit" in the subject line.

Filming Permit Application Long-Form
Filiming Permit Application Short-Form

Last updated: December 8, 2020

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4632 Araby Church Road
Frederick, MD 21704


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