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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 13 Attractions in Sharpsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Battlefields, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
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, Sights & Landmarks
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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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253 reviews 253 reviews
186 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I toured the battlefield here a few years ago and it was rather overwhelming, especially when you walk through the sunken lane. The entire battlefield tour is rather humbling and this is a must see. Do go up in the tower and get a view of the sunken lane from the top. You will need about two hours to really... More 

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Mansfield, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This was an overwhelming experience. Taking the tour and seeing the battlefield first hand was humbling. Love this place and have earned a new respect for this battle and the war in general thanks to Antietam.

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cincinnati, ohio
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99 reviews 99 reviews
24 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Like wraiths on a cold wind, they appeared in the light of the watch fire. The words of Julia Ward Howe involuntarily materialized in my thoughts: " ...I have seen Him in the watch fires of a hundred circling camps/They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps...", but the color was wrong, butternut, not blue. But... More 

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SALEM, MA.
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

The Antietam Battlefield is well worth seeing and remembering. Too many Ameticans were killed in the battle. As a result of this battle Zpresident Lincoln issue the Declaration of Proclamation. The first step in ending slavery in the US. Visiting the battlefield can create personal emotions. This is a good thing.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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188 reviews 188 reviews
75 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Over the years, Mrs. Too and Ben have visited dozens of sites made noble by struggles during the War Between the States, as well as both wars against the British Empire. She is not so much a fan of military history, but enjoys these visits more for the dwellings and furnishings, whereas Ben relishes the pure history of the battles... More 

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Baltimore
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242 reviews 242 reviews
140 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The Antietam Battlefield is expansive and best viewed by car, but there are lots of good places to get out, walk around, and take photos. It was definitely worth it for me to get info from the Visitor Center prior to setting off to get perspective on the sights. There are many powerful monuments and beautiful structures. It's a great... More 

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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Stopped by for a quick visit......& still spent several hours just seeing the film (which really helped understand the setting & area) & the museum & Observation area. Great gift shop too. Try to see as many of the state memorial as possible..all very moving!

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Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We spent a day here and saw a lot of history, without it being overwhelming. It is very reasonable - $6 for a car and the pass is good for 3 days. Make sure to watch the 25 minute video in the visitor center before setting off on the drive-yourself tour.

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Oakton, Virginia, USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We took the day tour (buy the CD and it guides you through the battlefield with facts and figures, etc.), then returned that evening for the illumination (23,000 candles on the battlefield(s) each representing one of the casualties at Antietam. Highly recommend it for Civil War buffs and even non-buffs (like us) who want a history lesson and a wonderful... More 

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Gilmanton, New Hampshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I absolutely love places with this much history. It's like taking a step back through time and just simply amazing to be in a place where so much has happened. Definitely a place for everyone's bucket list.

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