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Antietam National Battlefield
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We bought the upgraded driving CD/DVD and the tour was exceptional. Stopping at each area where an event took place and listening to the guide was wonderful. The staff at the front desk were extremely helpful, gave a full description of the events scheduled for the day, recommended the CD if we were doing the self-guided tour. Staff in the gift shop were equally as helpful, the gentleman suggested the upgraded tour CD with the DVD which, when I got it back to my computer, to my surprise it gave an entire description of the troop movements of both sides in real time.

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Antietam provides a different twist to the historical traveler. Reason being that this is one place where a small determined group of Soldiers used terrain to funnel an overwhelming force of Soldiers and solidly beating them back for over 3 hours at odds of 10 even 20 to 1. This was at the Burnsides Bridge. You have to walk it to really get the feel but no more than 4 abreast and trying to ride the storm of lead coming off the hillside must have been incredible. The trail is made even more impressive if you do some homework prior and print off the script or better, listen to the podcast as you walk from point to point. The discussion is excellent and something your family will enjoy as well. It was very hot when I did this so need sunscreen as lots of the areas are in the open. Bug repellant for the knats is also a good idea. Definitely worthy of your time. Happy travels.

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Great music from the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and awesome fireworks.

I really felt like they cared and wanted to celebrate what our country stands for on this Independence Day.

Let Freedom Ring!!!

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Reviewed July 6, 2013

It is really hard to imagine the horror that occured on the beautiful, rolling hills at Antietam. Antietam is a place that all should see at least once. The video at the visitor's center is well done and worth the time. Very informative, as is the small museum. Antientam is well worth your time. A memorable experience and place.

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Reviewed July 4, 2013

We had a great time exploring the battlefield. We bought the audio tour and explored the entire battlefield from the comfort of our car. There are plenty of options to get out and hike around if you are interested. I would say it takes about 4 hours to do everything. The Park service has done an excellent job preserving this historical site.

Thank rg2000
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