153rd Anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy

The Battle of Monocacy, known as “The Battle That Saved Washington,” took place on July 9, 1864 as part of the third and final Confederate campaign in Maryland. On July 8-9, 2017, Monocacy National Battlefield will commemorate the 153rd Anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy with a FREE special event. Programs will include infantry and artillery firing demonstrations, both civilian and military living history encampments, battlefield orientation talks, and hand’s-on activities for children’s of all ages. All programs and activities will take place at the Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center: 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704 (GPS address only).

Canoe/Kayak Tours are available both days through Frederick County Parks & Recreation. For more information or to register, please visit:

The full schedule is as follows:

Saturday and Sunday:
Battlefield Orientation Talks:

9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., & 2:30 p.m.
Infantry Firing Demonstrations:
10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., & 3:00 p.m.
Artillery Firing Demonstrations:
10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., & 3:30 p.m.

For more information, please visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/mono, see us on Facebook, or call the visitor center at 301-662-3515. The visitor center is located at 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704. Operating hours are daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 pm.


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