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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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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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Enjoyable for all of us from age 57-8

Beautifully preserved, and partly returned to its Civil War state. Well managed visitor center and gift shop. Movie , talks and artifacts on display. Lots of walking trails... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Beautifully preserved, and partly returned to its Civil War state. Well managed visitor center and gift shop. Movie , talks and artifacts on display. Lots of walking trails, driving tour. Everything from Dunker's Church to Burnside Bridge. Knowledgable and informative park staff. We used the antietamBattle App from the Civil War Trust. Excellent accompaniment!

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Orange, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I went to the Antietam National Battlefield and took the guided tour. My guide was Mike Priest. He was extremely knowledgeable and provided information on specific locations that were not visible just riding around in your car. He was very friendly and accommodating. I knew some information an he filled in with information that I didn't know or hadn't thought... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The museum is nice, the restrooms were nice, the drive through the park is clean and easy to maneuver. The video is very informative, it has a cute gift shop and if you have kid' s have them do the Junior Ranger program. Go see this park it is worth it. We detoured from our trip home to see it... More 

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Harlem, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Quite a place to visit. Great information by the park rangers with a movie and a speech. Quite interesting for the civil war info seekers

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

To walk(drive) in an area where thousands of soldiers fell gives you goosebumps to say the least. Makes you appreciate the times we live in today even though they aren't exactly the best. The auto tour is well marked and it takes about an hour and a half to see all the 11 points. If you can't spare more than... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We made a special trip into Maryland from the south to visit Antietam and give the kids an opportunity to learn about this historic battle. They're interested in the civil war, and were engaged and busy finding information and gathering answers for their junior ranger books. The movie is helpful for a civil war rookie and the land around the... More 

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Boonsboro, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

One can stroll at their own pace and view the the different monuments or take a ranger led or car audio tour.To view the Fourth of July fireworks spectacular with the Maryland Symphony is a very moving experience.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

22,700 casualties, 3,650 dead. The bloodiest single day in American history! Dunker Church where the carnage began, The Cornfield where many regiments from both sides were cut to pieces, The West Woods where 2,200 Union soldiers were killed or wounded in 20 minutes, The Sunken Road called "Bloody Lane" by soldiers on both sides, The Burnside Bridge where 500 Georgians... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A movie helps you get a feel for the battlefield. Driving tour is easy to follow with plenty of points of interest along the way. The tour is well marked other than we missed the marker to the cemetery. We did end up finding it. Beautiful area down by the bridge to just sit and relax. Amazing that a short... More 

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Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Antietam is well preserved. We have gone to Gettysburg which we loved but we have also been to some other civil war battlefields that did not have a lot to see. There is plenty to see at Gettysburg and a nice self driving tour you can take. The scene is very surreal and you can feel what it was like.... More 

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Additional Information about Antietam National Battlefield

Address: Address: Maryland Highway 65, Sharpsburg, MD
Phone Number: 303-432-5124
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Sharpsburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

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