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Burnside's Bridge

5831 Dunker Church Road, Sharpsburg, MD
+1 301-432-5124
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Beautiful Bridge

This was my favorite stop while touring Antietam battlefield. Even if there was no historic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
hollytrea
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State College, Pennsylvania
Be sure to Visit the Burnside Bridge

Whether you have healthy side burns or not, you'll love the Burnside Bridge. Parking is easy, the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PASERfam
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Branchville, New Jersey
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5831 Dunker Church Road, Sharpsburg, MD
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"antietam battlefield"
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"union troops"
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"currently under construction"
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"observation area"
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"civil war"
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"driving tour"
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"historical significance"
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"come alive"
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"sycamore tree"
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"national park"
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"worth a stop"
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"entire battlefield"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my favorite stop while touring Antietam battlefield. Even if there was no historic significance, the bridge itself is beautiful and the area very serene. Its a nice place to take a stroll and stop and admire nature some.

Thank hollytrea
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether you have healthy side burns or not, you'll love the Burnside Bridge. Parking is easy, the walk down to the bridge (and backup ) isn't really too bad. The bridge itself and the creek is so peaceful, it's really hard to believe what happened...More

Thank PASERfam
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

After reading about this part of the battle, being on site made it very real--understanding how the landscape provided one side with a real advantage. Note that the witness tree--over 150 years old--may not be there much longer as it is reaching the end of...More

Thank actranslation
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

This bridge is breathtaking and looking at it you can picture the North and South battling over it. We walked down to the actual bridge which is worth the small hike to get a closer look. A must see if you are visiting the battlefield.

Thank Tracey M
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Sitting on the ridge above the bridge you can understand how the South held the North off for hours during that bloody day.

Thank Jeff G
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Located within the Antietam National Battlefield, this iconic bridge is one of many sights and stories worth visiting.

Thank CivilWarTraveller57
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Located a short drive from the visitors center with ample parking this is a key site to visit while at the battlefield. You can walk down and over the bridge. This allows you to study the positions of the Union and Confederate troops.

Thank BritinVA
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We found this very interesting. It was easy to get to. I was very surprised by the terrain that the union had to transverse.

Thank 1948Bob
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Excellent stop on the auto tour. Easy hike down and being able to see it with your own eyes really helps to bring the whole battle all together in my head.

Thank hollyw00d2016
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

I found it interesting that this location seems to be the best known from this battle, yet it's reallly no more or less important than any of the other focal points. That said, it was neat to see and learn about all that happened here....More

Thank LillyZackMom
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Reba E
10 September 2017|
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Response from Mr_Milford | Reviewed this property |
About a 5 minute walk down a moderately steep decline.
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dsnyder1990
31 August 2017|
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Response from isay691 | Reviewed this property |
There's a gift shop but no costumes.
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Dave T
5 June 2017|
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Response from gmorgan6 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is $5.00 or $10.00 for vehicle. It's worth it though.
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