Frederick and the Battle of Monocacy – A Downtown Frederick Walking Tour
September 5 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EDT| Pay-What-You-Please
In the summer of 1864, the Civil War came to Frederick one last time…
Join NMCWM Education Coordinator John Lustrea for a guided walking tour of Downtown Frederick on Saturday, September 5 at 1:30 PM. This First Saturday program will examine the events in July 1864 when General Jubal Early and a Confederate Army entered Frederick. In a series of rapidly unfolding events leading up to July 9, 1864, Confederate troops inundated Frederick, ransomed the city for $200,000, and began a fight with Union troops stationed three miles south of town.
This “pay-what-you-please” walking tour will take attendees to various locations downtown where important events in this drama took place. The program will begin at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine at 1:30 PM on September 5.
Just two weeks after the walking tour, on September 19, the ransoming of Frederick will come to life during One Vast Adventure – a one-of-a-kind educational and entertainment experience. Attendees to One Vast Adventure will have the chance to help save the city of Frederick by solving puzzles and playing interactive games to raise the ransom money. One Vast Adventure ticket information coming soon.