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Antietam National Battlefield
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Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Sharpsburg
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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 young children, Stairs / lift, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed visiting the visitor center. The management and staff are very friendly and informative and the displays are interesting to look at

Thank Dave L
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"observation tower"
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"hallowed ground"
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"burnside bridge"
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"sunken road"
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"ranger talk"
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"park ranger"
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"american history"
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"gift shop"
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"audio tour"
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"dunker church"
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"harpers ferry"
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"both sides"
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

We had a tour with Justin Mayhue. I would suggest to all who have young children top take the car tour. It is really engaging, you get to drive around and someone who knows so much more than you gets to teach you about the place.

Thank ewill78358
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

beautiful countryside surrounds the extremely well preserved battlefield.
Sharpsburg is a perfect spot to locate for a civil war trip - centrally located between Harpers Ferry, Gettysburg, Monocacy.

Thank wilcifer
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

War is devastating, but to consider the sheer numbers of American lives lost and wounded on that one day in Antietam is unbelievable. More than the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Spanish American War combined...in ONE day. Take your time and walk down the Sunken Road and cross over Burnside's Bridge. A very well done National Park.

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Let me start by saying this battlefield is well laid out and truly looks much like it did during the actual battle. We visited in the off season and the area is quiet and beautiful. The drive is easy to follow and very educational. The visitor center building has a wonderful gift shop and museum. However, being from the deep south I personally felt like it was lacking. I understand most monuments were put up by the union after the war as the south did not have the money to do so but I really felt like the boys in grey were a bit of a side note to this battlefield. I have visited several other civil war battlefields and did not get his feeling so I truly am at a loss as to why this was so different. Certainly worth the visit, this is just my opinion.

1  Thank Lisa T
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