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Antietam National Battlefield

Address: Maryland Highway 65, Sharpsburg, MD
Phone Number: 303-432-5124
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Sharpsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Battlefields, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Activities: Biking
Owner description: Site of one of the bloodiest one-day battles of the Civil War.
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Type: Battlefields, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Activities: Biking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: Site of one of the bloodiest one-day battles of the Civil War.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

What started out as a side trip on our way back to Tennessee from Ashokan Fiddle and Dance Camp in the Catskills region of NY, my young son and I ended up spending an entire day at this Civil War park. I was impressed as a parent, but my young son was absolutely mesmerized. He saw history come to life,... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This was a short visit. But the ranger gave a great talk giving an overview of what happened here. Although we only had a few hours, you could easily spend a day or more walking around here in the beautiful countryside and reading about the history of what happened here. Also the gift shop is pretty good and the sales... More 

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Sharpsburg, Maryland, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Whether you are a Civil War Buff or just a person that appreciates history, this is a place that should not be missed. When you see the places where the battles were fought and where men lost their lives fighting for what they believed in, you feel it in your soul.

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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299 reviews 299 reviews
70 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We arranged to have a private four hour tour of the battlefield. We met our guide, Gordon at the bookstore in the Visitors Center. Our tour stirred many emotions but educated us. I have lived in Maryland my whole life and did not know the history of this horrific battle. One day – so many years ago – can still... More 

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Helena, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

A must see for civil war or history fans. Everything was beautifully preserved. The gift shop was awesome and reasreasonably priced. I did the self guided audio tour it was way worth glad I didn't get a guide.

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Brevard NC
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151 reviews 151 reviews
50 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is a battlefield that is sadly overlooked in comparison to some of the others. One eventful day and so many lives lost on both sides. What a beautiful area of our country. I encourage anyone who has not been to make plans to see this site. The visitor's center and gift shop are nice, personnel friendly and very knowledgeable.... More 

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Wood Dale, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

>23,000 casualties in one day, tragic story of only one battle in Civil war. We took the walking tour through cornfields, farms and walked up the tower for lovely view of the countryside surrounded by hills. Find out when the Rangers will give a talk, we came upon the end of one story and the man was kind enough to... More 

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St. Paul, MN
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18 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Antietam might be a little less well known that some other battle places (like Gettysburg) but it's also the sight of the single bloodiest battle of American military history and while you could consider the outcome a draw, it was really a microcosm of the war itself and illustrates why the South lost the war. Set in lovely Maryland countryside,... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
36 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Went with a group from a men's club. Hired a guide - google Antietam Battlefield Guides to find the Guides web site. While the battlefield park has an excellent movie (see it first), using an approved guide adds so much more information, it becomes an event you will never forget. Our guide explained the background leading up to the battle,... More 

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New Jersey
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

What we thought would be a quick trip to Antietam ended up being a full days visit between the battlefield and Sharpsburg, MD. As you do the auto tour you stop at each location and can actually imagine the conflicts that went on. Be sure to see the movie first so you understand how the battle was fought. There are... More 

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