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Antietam National Battlefield

Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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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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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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5831 Dunker Church Rd., Sharpsburg, MD 21782
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 We just learned that disabled people can...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank EKG6
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took a day off of our C&O trail trip to visit this battlefield. Great information, friendly rangers, educational, and an all-around great place to visit!!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Carol A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Eddieghighwayking
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank denisebaker176
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MarineAir10
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I listened to the audio guide in the car in between stops to get out and walk this hallowed ground. The lecture given beforehand by the ranger was splendid.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank DaveL62
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MizzouLizard
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 1stcav
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank HopsMCM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: August 2019
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simplyheartfelt
July 16, 2019|
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Response from lkuta13 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see picnic tables anywhere in the park, though I wasn't specifically looking for them.
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June 24, 2019|
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Response from lkuta13 | Reviewed this property |
It was $15/car when we went, but for 10 minutes I doubt you'd need to pay-- it took that long for us to walk in, stand in line at the front desk and pay.
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PaulD219
May 22, 2019|
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Response from jenaranb | Reviewed this property |
For the most part. The majority of it is by car.
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