Monocacy National Battlefield


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Monocacy National Battlefield:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
 (table).

Monocacy National Battlefield

Address:4801 Urbana Pike
Frederick, MD 21704

Phone:301-662-3515
Fax:301-662-3420
Web: www.nps.gov/mono/
Size: 1,647 acres.
Established: Authorized as Monocacy National Military Park on June 21, 1934. Law required land purchase by private funds. Federal purchase authorized and redesignated on October 21, 1976.
Location:In Frederick, Maryland; accessible from the north, east, and west via I-70, Exit 54 (Market Street), and from the south, via I-270, Exit 26 (Urbana).
Facilities:Visitor center (é), museum/exhibit.
Activities:Auto touring, hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:In a battle here on July 9, 1864, Confederate General Jubal A. Early defeated Union forces commanded by Major General Lew Wallace. Wallace's troops delayed Early's advance on Washington, DC, however, enabling Union forces to marshal a successful defense of the capital.

See other parks in Maryland.