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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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Came for the 150th Anniversary and have been back 4 times since.

This was the first Civil War battlefield I really explored and was my favorite for several years after...maybe it still is, though now I have a soft spot for Spotsylvania... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Rochester, New York, United States
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Rochester, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This was the first Civil War battlefield I really explored and was my favorite for several years after...maybe it still is, though now I have a soft spot for Spotsylvania Courthouse. I stop here everytime I drive past. If I only have a few minutes, I at least stop at Bloody Lane and walk the sunken road from one end... More 

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Lexington, ky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I make a trip to Antietam every other year, at least. Less crowded than neighboring Gettysburg, giving you a chance to immerse yourself in the history of the place.

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Falling Waters, West Virginia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I love spending time here and as the weather gets warmer, you will see me at the battlefield more and more. I am not much of a history buff, but I love walking trails and I love reading the history along the way. There are many trails at the battlefield. I would suggest hitting up the visitor center or website... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Antietam appears less commercialized than Gettysburg, and therefore it is easier to get a feel for what the day was like. We were lucky enough to catch a Battlefield Talk. The speaker was able to bring that day to life - with the 180 degree viewing room, he could point to the exact part of the field while explaining the... More 

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Highland Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Whether or not you have a serious interest in Civil War history, this is a place worth visiting which brings a critical piece of American history to life. Hire one of the guides available through the Center there - it is well worthwhile. Also, give yourself time to go through the museum on site!

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Madison Heights, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I thought the road tour of Antietam was pretty darn good, I wish I would have had more time to get out and walk around. There is excellent signage and great descriptions of what took place on the battlefield. I also went to the National Cemetary. I ma very impressed with the honor that has been paid to memorialize those... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

While less known than Gettysburg and some other battlefields, Antietam was a crucial event in the Civil War, as it led to the Emancipation Proclamation. The battlefield is compact and well preserved, with good interpretive signs throughout. There are many regimental monuments, mostly from Ohio and Pennsylvania units, and a few Confederate markers. The visitor center is small but has... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

15mins out of Boonsboro, never heard of the Antietam battlefields. I've heard of Gettysburg, Richmond, but never of Antietam. what an amazing battlefield, what amazing history, beautifully set out, excellent excellent museum staff. from the beginning of the day's fighting to the end of the day, 23000 dead or wounded. but seeing it in February at -3°C mmmmmmmmmm but still... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Good visitors center, provides maps of the field with helpful explanations. You can take your car through the battle, stop at numerous points along th way and see how the battle evolved.

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Fremont, N.C
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Every Civil War and History Buff needs to visit this site. It is the home of the single bloodiest day of the Civil War. There are several ways to tour the Battlefield that should suit everyone's preferences. I purchased the CD package and we did the self guided tour. The town of Sharpsburg has several eateries, but not great variety.... More 

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