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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...more
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Antietam Battlefield is a must, even if you aren’t a civil war buff. The film gives a good explanation of what happened and why it was so significant. We drove the self guided tour and it is sobering
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I went to the National Battlefield at Antietam to learn and feel what happened there. The Park Service personnel and volunteer re-enactors did a great job of bringing history to life both were very knowledgeable and accessible. There were various ways to tour the Battlefield...More
Every Civil War Buff should visit Antietam. Plan on spending the whole day exploring the battlefield, plus another afternoon to go to the Pry House and the National Cemetery. Make sure to see the film at the Visitor Center and stick around for the Ranger...More
A wonderful visit to the site of a major battle of the Civil War. There is an excellent video at the Visitor;s Center that provides an excellent historical perspective of the battle. This should be seen before touring the battlefield. Wonderful and helpful staff.
The site is beautiful, and they have maintained it to look like it did back in the day. The visitor's center has an amazing view, and it is difficult to process the beauty and the carnage on that day in 1862. They have a nice...More
We visited the battlefield on a warm sunny fall day. Just perfect for walking, which we did a lot of. It’s good to do some research before visiting. Children ages 6 and up will enjoy the visit, younger than 6 will probably not have a...More
By students I mean anyone with an interest in U.S. History. If you do not sign up for a private tour (see my review of R.C.M. Tours), or take a park ranger tour, study up on this battle and be prepared. It was a confusing...More
We traveled from Ohio to Maryland to visit the Antietam Battlefield and Museum. From the small church just across the street from the fields to the museum and surrounding grounds, it was chilling to realize over 23,000 Americans died on these grounds in one battle....More