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Address: Sharpsburg, MD 21782
Phone Number: 301-491-0002

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The Deadliest Day Comes Alive

Bob Martin started the history tour with a geography lesson, explaining just how the battle of Antietam came to be in this sleepy little backwater of Maryland. That set the stage... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bob Martin started the history tour with a geography lesson, explaining just how the battle of Antietam came to be in this sleepy little backwater of Maryland. That set the stage for 4 hours of an interesting, moving and enjoyable step back in time. As my friend, Tom, and I stood solemnly looking at the Bloody Lane, a tour bus... More 

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Buffalo, Ny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

We spent 3 hours with Bob, touring the battlefield and getting a comprehensive overview of the events as they unfolded. Bob was extremely knowledgeable and we had a great experience with him. It is well worth the money to have an expert providing a detailed background of the events that shaped this period of our nation's history. I highly recommend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We just spent the day with John Murphy who truly brought the history of the battle and times to life. Not being a huge civil war buff myself - I found myself truly interested in the stories and descriptions John provided. He also mixed in a bit of humor which made the tour very fun. John drove our car and... More 

Thank Marnie D
Fort Wright, Kentucky
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

Highly recommended. Per our request for an extended tour we went from Harper's Ferry to South Mountain to Antietam Battlefield. My husband has read extensively about the civil war. My knowledge is very limited. Bob was able to fashion the tour to keep both of us interested throughout the tour and we both learned a lot. His knowledge of the... More 

Thank barbantell
Sterling, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

We visited Antietam with a keen interest in the history leading up to this battle. Bob Murphy was a wonderful guide. He was loaded with information - helping us to see what led to the battle of Antietam, then what happened on that fateful day, and what ensued in the next few days. We enjoyed a 3 hour conversation with... More 

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Concord, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

I guess you can see the battlefield at Antiedam without Bob Murphy as I have before but I don't know why you would ? My 16 year old son and I visted Sharpsburg April 1-3 2016. We found Bob on trip adviser and I couldn't be happier ! Bob is a longtime resident of Sharpsburg who moved here out of... More 

Thank cravenwp
Sewell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

I'm so glad I found Bob on TripAdvisor! We arrived early to the Visitors center and watched the 30 minute video. It set us up for a perfect tour with an informed guide. Our 3 hour tour could have easily taken the day. Bob zapped us with so much information, I felt like I was at the battle (and lived... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2015

Bob was a really exceptional person to tour the battlefield with. He was flexible to our schedule (us trying to fit too much in) and patiently waited for us to arrive from a long drive from Virginia. Our tour was in the afternoon as the light faded and we were able to see all three fazes of the battle's action... More 

Thank Ryan D
Albany NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2015

Bob Murphy is a local resident who gave us a personal tour of Antietam, South Mountain and Harpers Ferry.He came to the Inn where we were staying and drove us around the area,pointing out places of significance that we would never had noticed ourselves. We used Bob on two days to see these sights; each tour was about 3 hours... More 

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Gainesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had a tour July 18th. The tour guide was great. you just feel how much he loved this battlefield. He was very knowledgable. Great storyteller. Tried to get all the family members involved.

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