Juneteenth Celebration To Be Held At Monocacy National Battlefield

Attendees will learn about slaves who lived in the area and how they sought freedom.

Frederick, Md. (NS) – You can celebrate the day slaves were freed with the Juneteenth event at the Monocacy National Battlefield on June 19th.

At 11 a.m., a 1-mile ranger-guided walk will start at the Best Farm at 5106 Urbana Pike where you can see where 90 slaves lived in 1800.

The tour will then go to the Junction area where Black troops enlisted to fight in the Civil War.

The program focuses on the history of the people who were enslaved in the area and how they longed for freedom.