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Ignite your Imagination at Monocacy National Battlefield

Best Farm at Monocacy NB.
Best Farm at Monocacy National Battlefield.

NPS / Marcey Frutchey

On the morning of July 9, 1864, Confederate and Union forces engaged each other along the banks of the Monocacy River. Located about one hour from Baltimore and Washington, DC, little has changed since the 1864 battle.

Reflect on several centuries of history at Monocacy National Battlefield. Here one can experience 1,647 acres of rolling farm fields, historic buildings, and sweeping panoramas along the scenic Monocacy River. Enjoy one or all six hiking trails at Monocacy National Battlefield for scenic walks or to interpret phases of the battle.
Details

Leash your petPets must be kept on a six-foot leash and under physical control at all times while visiting any area of the park. Leashed pets are welcome, but are not allowed inside the Visitor Center (except for service animals).

There are NO FEES at Monocacy National Battlefield.

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Monocacy National Battlefield does not have/sell any passes.

From the North (U.S. 15), or West (Hagerstown):

Using I-70 eastbound, take Exit 54 (MD Rt. 85/East Street). Bear right on Rt. 85 toward Buckeystown, then turn left (south) at the second traffic light onto Rt. 355 (Urbana Pike). The Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center is located approximately 1.5 miles on the left, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704.

From the East (Baltimore):

Using I-70 westbound, take Exit 54 (MD Rt. 85/East Street). Bear left (south) on Rt. 85 toward Buckeystown, then turn left (south) at the second traffic light onto Rt. 355 (Urbana Pike). The Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center is located approximately 1.5 miles on the left, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704.

From the South (Washington):

Use I-270 northbound to I-70 eastbound. Take Exit 54 (MD Rt. 85/East Street). Bear right on Rt. 85 toward Buckeystown, then turn left (south) at the second traffic light onto Rt. 355 (Urbana Pike). The Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center is located approximately 1.5 miles on the left, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704.

Mailing Address

4632 Araby Church Road

Frederick, MD 21704

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 e-mail us. If you have questions with regard to battlefield tours please speak to a ranger at 301-662-3515.

All park facilities, trails, and parking areas are closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

Sunday: 7:00 AM - Sunset
Monday: 7:00 AM - Sunset
Tuesday: 7:00 AM - Sunset
Wednesday: 7:00 AM - Sunset
Thursday: 7:00 AM - Sunset
Friday: 7:00 AM - Sunset
Saturday: 7:00 AM - Sunset

Accessibility Information

Museum and Visitor Center

Mobility Impairments: The Visitor Center and museum is fully accessible.

Hearing Impairments: A variety of written information is available in the Visitor Center. The fiber optic battle map is captioned. Visitors may check out a hand held device for assistive listening of the museum exhibits at the information desk.

Sight Impairments: A system of audio description of museum exhibits is available. Visitors may check out a hand held device at the information desk.

Self-Guided Auto Tour

Mobility Impairments: Touring is done in your own vehicle. Wayside exhibit plaques and exhibits along the tour route are designed to be mobility friendly and accessible.

Hearing Impairments: A free park map and guide is available at the Visitor Center. Wayside exhibits with text and visual illustrations are also located throughout the park.

Sight Impairments: Explore the history of the Battle of Monocacy by downloading our audio tour, which follows the auto tour route. These MP3-formatted audio files can be downloaded to your favorite MP3 player or computer; listen online or bring it with you to the park.

Walking Trails

Mobility Impairments: A portion of the half-mile Gambrill Mill Trail (Auto Tour Stop 5) is wheelchair accessible. The trail provides scenic views of the Monocacy River and has several interpretive waysides.

Last updated: May 22, 2017