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R.C.M History Tours

Sharpsburg, MD 21782
301-491-0002
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Sharpsburg
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boston
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88 reviews 88 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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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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8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

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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Massachusetts
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Bob Murphy is a master of the subject matter and the terrain and the nuances of his client's interests. You get the feeling that this fit gentleman could take you through the approaches up and over the mountains and then through the battle, all bloody day, if the client can keep up. But with me he was patient. I have... More

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We found Bob through an Internet search and were glad we did! He took us to all of the places we wanted to see and was able to tie them together in an informative way. His descriptions of the battles and skirmishes brought them to life. Just the right amount of detail to keep our interest. If I were going... More

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Montville
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Bob Murphy was a wonderful tour guide. His explanations and patience with our questions ( of which there were many!) were comprehensive but simply put. There were 4 of us on the tour and we all thought Bob was terrific. His command of all the facts was truly amazing. Run, don't walk to hire him as your guide.

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Belfast, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Bob Murphy was a great guide for myself and my two sons, 11 and 14. He patiently answered adult and child questions from all conceivable perspectives, telling us about the history of Civil War generals as a group of individuals each with their own political, military and social motives, at the same time that he graphically laid out the events... More

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Moneta, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Bob Murphy was a Blessing to find. He first is a warm friendly person who helps you understand the battles and feelings of the men fighting these special days. His knowledge is unbelievable on all phases of the fighting and strategy of leaders. He actually makes history interesting to learn. On his tour you feel as if you were there... More

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