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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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Activities: Biking
Description: Site of one of the bloodiest one-day battles of the Civil War.

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A JOURNEY TO OUR CIVIL WAR PAST

First go to the Visitor's Center and view the interpretive video that provides a panoramic summary of the horrible battle that took place here when Confederate General Robert E... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Montgomery Village, Maryland
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Montgomery Village, Maryland
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220 reviews 220 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

First go to the Visitor's Center and view the interpretive video that provides a panoramic summary of the horrible battle that took place here when Confederate General Robert E. Lee first invaded the North in 1862. Talk to the Park Ranger and ask about the self-guided tour, and get a guidebook. Close to 7,000 American soldiers, both Northerners and Southerners... More 

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Truckee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

if you are in this part of the state this is a must see area, even if you are not a civil war buff. the scenery is beautiful, the drive around the battlefield interesting and the visitors center excellent. Gettysburg, PA is not far away

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We allowed two hours, spent four hours and wished we had more time. Yes, it is on a much smaller scale than Gettysburg, but the Ranger talk we heard explained so much and answered a question posed by an earlier reviewer (what were they thinking?). Then we watched the movie - it was extremely realistic. Yes, it seems like a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We've been to several other Civil War battlefields, but had never stopped at Antietam. We arrived around 2 p.m. and spent about 4 hours. We suggest going to the visitors center, watching the 27 minute movie, visiting the museum, and then buying the guidebook/CD for the car tour. Take the time to stop and walk around at the various sites.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This was our first visit to Antietam and we were impressed at the "authenticity" of the place. It seems preserved in time and is not as commercial as other civil war battlefields. My husband's family actually lived on the site during the war and some are buried in the cemetery so that made it all the more special.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

While driving through the different areas of battle it was like you could imagine the fighting, the nights around the fires and the fears of both sides. The ghost that will forever be linked there to that place and time. Well worth visiting and taking the time to see the history.

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CHAPIN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Did a little homework before going and knew there were basically 3 battles. To actually see how and where they took place could only make me wonder what were they thinking. A very sobering battlefield and experience. They don't have guides per se, but a park ranger gives a talk a couple times a day. It is worth it to... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My son is a civil war buff. We visit all the battlefields at least 4 times a year. Although, not quite as big as Gettysburg, it is still rich in history. Great place for everyone in the family.

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Toledo, Ohio
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159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I suggest a guide , or a cd dirty your stereo. . But on my m.c. it wasn't really all that grand. . But that was my mistake. . It's a drive thru, and listen to a c.d. kinda thing. .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We utilized the download code included with the purchased CD for a vehicle tour that we got at the gift shop inside the visitors center. Very informative, and easy to get out and walk around at the different stops. Great tour that we really enjoyed.

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