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Address: Sharpsburg, MD 21782
Phone Number: 301-491-0002
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Brought the past alive

Very knowledgeable, he can tell the story anywhere and does a great job using terrain and visible landmarks to put you in the shoes of the men who fought it, the generals who led... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Very knowledgeable, he can tell the story anywhere and does a great job using terrain and visible landmarks to put you in the shoes of the men who fought it, the generals who led it, and the townspeople who endured it.

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Flemington, New Jersey, United States
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had a tour with Bob on 4/18/15. It was my mother, my husband, and I. We met at the visitor center and he took us on a two and a half hour tour which was the perfect amount of time. Bob was so informative, and invited our questions. The way he described the battle of Sharpsburg you could see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Our family of four signed up for a tour with Bob Murphy. Bob was extremely knowledgable, flexible in terms of knowing how much to outline without making it boring. It was a very enjoyable experience and we would highly recommend Bob!

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Tallahassee, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I signed up for a 6-hour tour with Bob Murphy on Oct. 11, 2014, and it turned out to be worth every penny. He provided a great overview of events related to the first Maryland campaign by visiting the passes in South Mountain, Harpers Ferry, and then the Antietam battlefield. He is extremely knowledgeable about this history of this area... More 

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

On my second trip to the Antietam Battlefield, I set up a tour for my family with Mr. Murphy. I can now honestly say that I have truly seen the battlefield. My family consisted of two adults, two seventeen year olds, a sixteen year old and a 10 year old. Bob conducted his tour with knowledge and enthusiasm that kept... More 

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boston
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28 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

If you are a Civil War newbie or a longtime studier of the War, you want to be sure to see Antietam and you want to see it with Bob Murphy. He is one of the best tour guides we have ever had...My wife and I included Sharpsburg on our stops during our recent return home to Boston from Florida.... More 

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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27 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Bob Murphy acted as our guide during a recent trip to the Antietam Battlefield, as so, when we booked a trip to Gettysburg, I contacted him to see if he would guide for us there. Was very pleased that he agreed to do so and prior to our visit, Bob researched the area in which an ancestor was killed during... More 

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Traverse City, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is the kind of tour that one can only hope for! My brother and I are Civil War buffs. We have had some tours where the guide is a preachy scout leader with a prepared spiel, which frankly feels more like a high school lecture. Bob Murphy's tour is like visiting with someone who actually fought the battle. His... More 

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Maryland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Antietam with Bob Murphy. He was very informative. His knowledge of the battlefield and the terrain was amazing. He provides a great perspective of the difficulties facing both sides. This was one of the best tours we have ever taken. We will definitely recommend Bob to our friends and family.

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Nieuw en Sint Joosland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

When planning our stay at Sharpsburg I asked Joanne, Innkeper of the Jacob Rohrbach Inn, to make reservations for us for a guided tour of Harpers Ferry and the Antietam battlefield. Joanne made reservations for us with R.C.M. History Tours. Bob, our guide, met us at the inn after breakfast on july 3rd. We did the Harpers Ferry tour first.... More 

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