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Address: 5831 Dunker Church Rd., Sharpsburg, MD 21782
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+1 301-432-5124
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Bloodiest One Day Battle in American History: 23,000 soldiers were...

The Bloodiest One Day Battle in American History: 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia's first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln's issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.

Antietam National Battlefield is located in western Maryland, 10 miles south of Hagerstown in Washington County. The best place to start your visit is at the park visitor center. The GPS address for the visitor center is 5831 Dunker Church Road, Sharpsburg, Maryland, 21782. We have brochures, museum exhibits, a film, a museum store, and park rangers and volunteers on duty to help you get oriented. The battlefield is approximately 3,000 acres that you can explore in your car or by walking.

Operating Hours & Seasons: Open All Year, The Visitor Center is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Park Grounds are open daylight hours. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day

The park has an entrance fee of $5.00 Per Person (age 16 or older; 15 and under FREE) or $10.00 Per Vehicle.

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Just took another tour of Antietam. I’m working on a research project involving the battlefield so I’m making repeated visits. Once again, I relied on an official guide, and I’ll... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed getting another stamp in our Passports and touring around Antietam. Well maintained and a perfect afternoon spent exploring.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

So much history to absorb in a beautifully preserved battlefield. Standing in the middle of the battlefield you can just imagine how it must have been for the soldiers. Very moving!

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Forest Hills, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just took another tour of Antietam. I’m working on a research project involving the battlefield so I’m making repeated visits. Once again, I relied on an official guide, and I’ll say it again here: these folks are incredible. My guide this time was Martin Pritchett. He was so versed in the history of the battle. I was amazed by the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fascinating place! You really get a sense of the events that took place here. Whether it is the movie, walking or driving to the key spots history speaks. We drove round the six mile or so signposted route, but if you have the time, looks a great walk.

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Brunswick, Md.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fantastic place to visit. Learned so much about this difficult, sobering war. The staff were so knowledgable and helpful. Everything was just very impressive. SO worth the time we took to visit here. A MUST see and do.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I recently went to see the Antietam battlefield as part of a "weekend Civil War Tour". We took our time to visit the museum and tour the battlefield. It was fascinating to see all of the places where the Union and Confederate soldiers fought during the bloodiest day of American war history.

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Sharpsburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the best preserved fields in the nation....We live here (home was part of the battle) so it is a daily 'visit' for us!!! Not commercialized like Gettysburg,serene and reflective of what happened here in 1862.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I actually ran a 5k race at Antietam and I loved the scenery! Later, my uncle who retired from the Air Force came here and we toured the battlefield. It was a sobering experience to walk through history. I recommend it to everyone and I plan to do it again!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent place to visit. Plan to spend the day because there is a very large area to cover. This is very similar to Gettysburg National Battlefield. Antietam has a nice Visitors Center with a museum and gift shop. Excellent presentation on the top floor of the Visitors Center with a beautiful view of the battlefield. You can spend the day... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been watching the North and South series and decided to stop here and visit on our way home from Pennsylvania. Weather was beautiful! 11 stops on the driving 8 1/2 mile trail. Beautiful views and interesting film in the visitor center. Sycamore still standing from Civil War!

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