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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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Civil war Aficionados will visit this site regardless of the location, weather, cost, or whatever, it is that important. But the casual visitor would find it well worth a stop... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Civil war Aficionados will visit this site regardless of the location, weather, cost, or whatever, it is that important. But the casual visitor would find it well worth a stop. The park rangers and staff are very friendly and welcoming. the Visitor Center is clean, well maintained and very nicely designed. It would seen the Museum Gift Shop is disproportionally... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have visited several times with out of town guests. The rangers are very helpful and attentive. My wife is disabled and in a wheelchair, and she is able to have a very good experience at the visitors center. Thanks to to the park rangers!! Although there is wheelchair access to the small historical exhibit and the... More 

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Rigby, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We toured Antietam on a gorgeous day that was NOT too hot. Because my husband is a senior citizen, we did not have to pay the entrance fee because he has a national parks pass. What a wonderful way to spend the fourth of July. It was actually the 5th when we were there, but the holiday is still being... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I was at the battlefield last weekend and only mildly enjoyed myself. I am a retired history teacher and had hoped for more--such as the great sites at nearby Harpers Ferry or Gettysburg. My advice is do Antietam only AFTER you check out these other much more interesting places.

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Olney, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

....well run....good Visitor's Center.....good introduction film 26 minutes long....well marked self guided auto tour. Grandkids did the Junior Ranger package and were rewarded with badges, patches, back pack, playing cards and a certificate....lot's of fun and learning for them. Depressing to learn of the bloodiest one day battle of the Civil War....but enlightening. Helpful Rangers. Learned the Burnside Bridge is... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

I love visiting important places in history so a trip to Antietam has been on my list for a while now. I stopped on my way to Winchester, VA and was not disappointed. The driving tour is great for someone who wants to see the battlefield but doesn't have a ton of time. The visitor's center museum and film is... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Although I enjoyed my visit, it would have been much better if the battlefield app would have worked, we tried 4 different phones and could not get sound, on any. We did the self driving tour and never did find the cemetery. Living 30 miles from Gettysburg, never heard about how much this battle played in the war. If you... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

If your a Civil War Buff or a plain History Buff then is a place for you. I believe any size family would really enjoy this. walking tour from the visitors center is very well worth it and if you plan the driving tour the I would get the CD driving tour. Stories are great and plan to spend a... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Don't miss Antietam. From the Sunken Road, to the Cornfield, to Burnside Bridge...........step back to another time. Stand where thousands of your fellow Americans fell. It's a haunting experience.

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Kodak, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Id encourage bringing a lunch with you. We stopped at the visitor center and watched a movie then got a audio car tour cd and took off. 11 stops on the tour has taken several hours. Be sure to go up in the observation tower, great view of the battlefield. It wouldn't be the same without the audio tour and... More 

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Additional Information about Antietam National Battlefield

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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