Location: LAT/LONG: 39.370226, -77.398422
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Rangers at Monocacy National Battlefield will host a guided, 1.5-hour, 1-mile hike, that will follow the journey of freedom for those who were enslaved on the farms that make up Monocacy National Battlefield. Learn about those who found freedom through escape, court rulings, and the ratification of Maryland’s constitution in 1864, which abolished slavery in the state. This hike will also pass Monocacy Junction where US Colored Troops were recruited where you will learn about those who gained their freedom by enlisting in the US army. Hiking shoes, sun and/or bug protection, as well as drinking water are recommended for this program.