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Antietam National Battlefield

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Address: Maryland Highway 65, Sharpsburg, MD
Phone Number: 303-432-5124
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8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Activities: Biking
Description: Site of one of the bloodiest one-day battles of the Civil War.

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If you enjoy history then this is a great place for you. Lots to look at and learn. But be ready to walk a lot.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

If you enjoy history then this is a great place for you. Lots to look at and learn. But be ready to walk a lot.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

While here be sure to climb the steps on the observation tower and walk along the sunken road. It's a little bit of a walk but seeing the bridge is worth it.

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Winter Park, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

See the observation tower, the sunken road, Burnside Bridge, Middle bridge, the visitor center, Dunker Church, the cornfield. We walked much of this battle field. It was amazing. The scenery is beautiful. We had a picnic lunch at the Sherrick Farmhouse. The memorials were very nicely presented. This is a must see on the Civil War Trail.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I visited Antietam in January with my aunt and uncle who were visiting from out of town. They didn't know much about Civil War history, but it was a beautiful clear (cold) day and we were all in the mood for exploring. Antietam is a nice drive from DC and we had a fantastic day. The rangers in the visitor's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Beautifully kept. A tour is definitely worth doing. It gives you a better understanding of the battle.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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197 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I toured the battlefield here a few years ago and it was rather overwhelming, especially when you walk through the sunken lane. The entire battlefield tour is rather humbling and this is a must see. Do go up in the tower and get a view of the sunken lane from the top. You will need about two hours to really... More 

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Mansfield, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This was an overwhelming experience. Taking the tour and seeing the battlefield first hand was humbling. Love this place and have earned a new respect for this battle and the war in general thanks to Antietam.

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cincinnati, ohio
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103 reviews 103 reviews
24 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Like wraiths on a cold wind, they appeared in the light of the watch fire. The words of Julia Ward Howe involuntarily materialized in my thoughts: " ...I have seen Him in the watch fires of a hundred circling camps/They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps...", but the color was wrong, butternut, not blue. But... More 

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SALEM, MA.
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Antietam Battlefield is well worth seeing and remembering. Too many Ameticans were killed in the battle. As a result of this battle Zpresident Lincoln issue the Declaration of Proclamation. The first step in ending slavery in the US. Visiting the battlefield can create personal emotions. This is a good thing.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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188 reviews 188 reviews
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151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Over the years, Mrs. Too and Ben have visited dozens of sites made noble by struggles during the War Between the States, as well as both wars against the British Empire. She is not so much a fan of military history, but enjoys these visits more for the dwellings and furnishings, whereas Ben relishes the pure history of the battles... More 

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