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Antietam National Battlefield
Antietam National Battlefield(Sharpsburg)
Owner description: 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... more Owner description: 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. less
Attraction type: Battlefields; Historic Sites; Historic Walking Areas; Monuments & Statues; National Parks
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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park(Harpers Ferry)
Owner description: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is indeed one of the crown jewels in the National Park Service. Covering over 4,000 acres in 3 states (WV, VA and MD) at the scenic... more Owner description: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is indeed one of the crown jewels in the National Park Service. Covering over 4,000 acres in 3 states (WV, VA and MD) at the scenic confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers and the Potomac River water gap through the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Park features an amazing diversity of American History all in one place: Great figures such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Brown, Frederick Douglass, Robert E. Lee, U.S. Grant, "Stonewall" Jackson, JEB Stuart, Philip Sheridan, W.E.B. Du Bois, Kate Field and many others swirl around Harpers Ferry like a whirlwind! The C&O Canal National Park, Appalachian National Scenic Trail and the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail all converge at Harpers Ferry NHP. Twenty miles of hiking trails in the Park offer more than a one weekend getaway. Local private businesses offer whitewater rafting, tubing, fishing and many outdoor activities, along with dining and overnight accommodations. Come visit beautiful Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and be swept away by the mountains, the rivers and the history for a visit you and your family will long remember! less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; National Parks
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Appalachian Trail Conservancy Headquarters
Appalachian Trail Conservancy Headquarters(Harpers Ferry)
Owner description: The main visitor center for the Appalachian Trail and one of the most famous landmarks on the entire 2,190-mile national scenic trail. It's considered the 'psychological half-way... more Owner description: The main visitor center for the Appalachian Trail and one of the most famous landmarks on the entire 2,190-mile national scenic trail. It's considered the 'psychological half-way point' on the Appalachian Trail. All are welcome, from tourists to "thru-hikers" walking the entire trail. The center has exhibits, a gift shop where you can purchase maps, books, and souvenirs. A 10-foot 3D map shows the entire East Coast, with a miniature replica trail shelter built into the back side. A hiker lounge offers long-distance hikers a place to relax and recharge, with cold and hot drinks available. A collection of more than 25,000 photos of hikers taken since 1979 is one of the most unique features. Those intent on walking the entire A.T. will have their photo added to the collection, but anyone can take a photo of themselves out in front on the sign for a memorable snapshot. By visiting Harpers Ferry, you'll have already started the 14-state challenge, which encourages hikers to visit one location in each of the Trail's 14 states. If you visit lower town historic Harpers Ferry just a half mile away and walk across the footbridge over the Potomac River, you'll have already completed two states. less
Attraction type: Conference & Convention Centers
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Burnside's Bridge
Burnside's Bridge(Sharpsburg)
Attraction type: Bridges; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Appalachian National Scenic Trail(Harpers Ferry)
Very long hiking trail spanning over 2,100 miles and 14 states.
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas; Hiking Trails
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Nearby recommended restaurants:

Nutters Ice Cream
Nutters Ice Cream
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Sharpsburg
Cuisines: American
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Potomac Grille
Potomac Grille
Cuisines: American, Bar
Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Main Cup
The Main Cup
Ranked #1 of 16 Restaurants in Middletown
Price: $15 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Beans in the Belfry
Beans in the Belfry
Ranked #1 of 16 Restaurants in Brunswick
Cuisines: American, Cafe, International
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout
Dan's Restaurant & Tap house
Dan's Restaurant & Tap house
Ranked #1 of 14 Restaurants in Boonsboro
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Maple Tree Campground
Maple Tree Campground
$25 - $66

Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Knights inn Knoxville Harpers Ferry
1.5 of 5
Knights inn Knoxville Harpers Ferry
$71 - $84
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Knoxville
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Quality Inn Spring Mills - Martinsburg North
2.5 of 5
Quality Inn Spring Mills - Martinsburg North
$78 - $104
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Falling Waters
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Clarion Inn Harpers Ferry
3.0 of 5
Clarion Inn Harpers Ferry
$90 - $154
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Harpers Ferry
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Econo Lodge Harpers Ferry
2.0 of 5
Econo Lodge Harpers Ferry
$79 - $118
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Harpers Ferry
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Bavarian Inn
3.5 of 5
Bavarian Inn
$109 - $238
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Shepherdstown
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