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Antietam National Battlefield

5831 Dunker Church Rd., Sharpsburg, MD 21782
+1 301-432-5124
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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 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.
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“bloody lane” (105 reviews)
“civil war” (291 reviews)
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5831 Dunker Church Rd., Sharpsburg, MD 21782
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We road up the hills to visit the battlefield. The movie was good and we walked around. Very well done.

Thank KimCarlKids
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very informative place. Loved their video. So much information. They do tours also. Do the drive around. There are many monuments to see as you drive around the 8 mile landmarks.

Thank kf7ez
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

An absolute must place to visit for anyone who likes Civil War or Military history. The single bloodiest day in American history occurred at this battle 9/17/1862. The park is laid out well and is perfect for a a few hours or all day depending...More

1  Thank masseycic
Reviewed 1 week ago

Much of the battlefield looks just like it did then. The many monuments stand out to remind you of how many men died that day. The tower is a good way to get an over view.

1  Thank Knansea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Antietam is everything Gettysburg isn't in a very good way. There is no commercialization at Antietam, there is a McDonald's across the street from the cemetery , there isn't a souvenir shop every 10 feet. It is quaint, respectful and everything a national park should...More

1  Thank Matt P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent the whole day driving, walking and visiting. See the movie before going, spend time with the guide on the second floor, they give many details, spend time in the gift shop, learn about it before you go and spend the day. We purchased the...More

2  Thank DonD9962
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a lot to learn about history at Antietam. It is mostly a driving tour, where you drive from one location to another, reading plaques. The plaques do a good job of capturing the devastating gore that occurred on the battlefield in literature. It...More

1  Thank girlygirl243
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having previously been to Gettysburg, Appomattox, Ft. Sumter we decided to take a day to learn more about Antietam/Sharpsburg...we are so glad we did. The stories surrounding this tragic day in our country's history were fascinating. The introductory film was well done (anytime you hear...More

1  Thank FortyAcreTraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The stunning history of what happened here on September 17, 1862 is impossible to put into words. One needs to walk the grounds and experience the "facts on the ground" of what happened here to get any real sense of its magnitude. The whole time...More

Thank RevItUpNow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Antietam Battlefield is a somber place, good for reflecting about the Civil War and those that died here. The young man at the visitor's center was very helpful, even gave us hotel & restaurant recommendations for the area.

Thank MstqMI
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MoreTravellin
Is there a way to do a tour without a car? I am not confident driving on the 'other' side of the road, so would be happy to organise and pay for a tour guide and car if possible. Any suggestions would be appreciated?
25 April 2017|
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Response from IrishBulldogLOL | Reviewed this property |
The battlefield is very expansive and you do need a car. If you go to the battlefield Welcome Center you can arrange for a guide and state that you need one with a vehicle. I find this is the best way to learn about the... More
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ibadger
How much time should I allot to visit this place?
31 January 2017|
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Response from Nite R | Reviewed this property |
the drive through part i would allow 3 to 4 hours,if you plan on walking the battlefield points of interest i allow 4 to 6 plus bring along plenty of water as the trails are tough to navigate.
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Barbara J
Is this park pet friendly
11 May 2016|
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Response from barbarachristy | Reviewed this property |
yes, I have seen people with pets here. I do not know if you would be able to take your pets with you if you are on a tour bus. I do not think you can have pets in the building.
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