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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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We stopped by here on our way from Gettysburg to Manassas Va (Bull Run). Very nice tour of the visitor center which had a very good film. Did the driving tour of the battlefield... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Princeton, United States
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Princeton, United States
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98 reviews 98 reviews
43 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We stopped by here on our way from Gettysburg to Manassas Va (Bull Run). Very nice tour of the visitor center which had a very good film. Did the driving tour of the battlefield, very good drive with information along the way. Well worth the stop.

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Italy, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

If you are a Civil War buff this place is very interesting. The driving tour is free, Very hospitable and knowledgable staff. Plan to spend about 1 to 1-1/2 hours.

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Brunswick, Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The battlefield is pretty well maintained and there are decent walking and driving tour directions. The scenery is gorgeous. The town of Sharpsburg is also a cool little town, had ice cream at Nutters after visiting the battlefield. We did part of the walking tour and finished up with the driving tour. If you want to see everything plan to... More 

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Davidson, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I visit this sight every time I visit Maryland have done many ghost hunts here. If you love the Civil War and it's history this is a must see.

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Rockledge, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Took the self audio tour, drove through with the aid if audio tape describing the area at designated spots. Battlefield is well maintained and monuments are everywhere. Recommend Antietam if you are interested in civil war history.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We stopped here on our way from Harper's Ferry to Hagerstown. Living close to Gettysburg, that had always been our main Civil War Site to visit. We really learned a lot on our visit to Antietam. There is a nice Visitors Center with an introductory film. The self-guided car tour is easy to follow and takes about 1-2 hours, depending... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were passing through for a trip to DC and decided to stop. We were glad we did. Preserved very nicely. Grounds are kept up beautiful. The visitor center has great information and also a gift shop. Well worth the stop!

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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is as it was and as it should be. Forget Gettysburg !!! You want to see a state of well preserved history? You want to see what they saw? Sharpsburg To Brian at the Visitor Center ( THANK YOU ) I found what I was looking for and enjoyed the trip that much better. My tax dollars at work... More 

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

Our family had never visited a battlefield before and didn't know what to expect. We bought an audio tour to give structure to our visit. I highly recommend the audio tour if you are a new visitor. We had our dog with us and liked that she could walk most places with us. A great experience and we learned a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Unlike some other Civil War battlefields (Gettysburg for example)..Antietam is a compact and easily seen in a day...the National Park Service has done a wonderful job with both visitor's center and markers throughout the battlefield....as the place where the largest numbers of Americans killed in battle in one day- it is hallowed ground and and a place of many emotions

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