Monocacy National Battlefield



The Monocacy National Battlefield encompasses the site where the Battle of Monocacy, known as “The Battle That Saved Washington,” occurred on July 9, 1864, as part of the American Civil War. Located near the city of Frederick, Maryland, this historic park spans 1,647 acres of farmland, historic buildings, and beautiful views along the scenic Monocacy River. Highlights include a Visitor Center with exhibits, a self-guided 6-mile auto tour, and hiking trails. Visit five locations that were all part of the Battle of Monocacy including Best Farm which is home to the L’Hermitage Slave Village Archeological Site, Thomas House, Gambrill Mill, Worthington House, and the Monocacy Junction near the 14th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry Monument.

Monocacy became a National Military Park on June 21, 1934, and then later became a National Battlefield. It is also near other Civil War sites including Gettysburg National Military Park and Antietam National Battlefield.

Monocacy National Battlefield is located at 4632 Araby Church Road, Frederick, MD 21704. To plan your visit, please call (301) 662-3515 or visit

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