The Monocacy National Battlefield is a local treasure for students, historians and civil war buffs. The battlefield is located in Frederick, Md and where “The Battle that saved Washington” took place on July9, 1864. Managed by the National Park Service it is a fee-free park , open seven days a week from 8:30am – 5:00pm. During summer months the park rangers and volunteers offer walking tours and special programs. The visitor center is a state of the art facility and offers an eight – minute fiberoptic map presentation, several interactive exihibits and numerous artifacts currently on display.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting a ranger from the park who shared that there is an iPhone/iPad app for the battlefield. The Monocacy National Battlfied app is loaded with facts and interesting features ranging from the civilians who lived there to the soldiers who faught there. For a list of all the features check out their website. Kudo’s on a job well done and for making history fun.