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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...more
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5831 Dunker Church Rd., Sharpsburg, MD 21782
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Hearing what took place on this field of battle and picturing these events was very sobering to me. Hard to imagine the carnage of this battle. Walk the Bloody Lane Trail if you get a chance and picture in your mind what the participants were...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

On a recent trip to Gettysburg, we took a day trip to Harper's Ferry in the morning, followed by Antietam in the afternoon before returning in the early evening. I recommend starting your visit by watching the film to give you a great overview of...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Antietam is a great place to visit. It is great for all ages and you can learn a lot about the civil war and American history while there. You can walk around (if your up for a long walk) or drive to the different locations...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Guide Joe Stahl did excellent job of explaining the battle and the terrain countering conventional narrative which described McClellan as a poor general whose cautious approach prevented what could have been a clear victory ending the Civil War. Joe noted the effect of the terrain...More

Thank Thom S
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I had a great time visiting Antietam Battlefield. We did a 4 hour guided tour and visited all the notable places to see, Dunker Church, Clara Barton Monument, Sunken Lane, Burnside Bridge. We spent a while at the visitor center and the...More

Thank Faith S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice visitor center and an informative film there is a good way to start your tour of the battlefield. The drive is easy and the park has many peaceful vistas.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were passing through Maryland on our way to Pennsylvania and noticed the sign for the battlefield. With limited time we stopped by the welcome center. we were exposed to an overview of the battlefield and the happenings on that day by...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

John Schildt was asked by my son, Justin Martin, to give us a tour of Antietam, emphasizing "In the Footsteps of Lincoln," one of the two-hour tours he offers. As a life-long resident of the area (his great-grandmother fed Union troops on the way to...More

Thank DonnaM49
Reviewed 1 week ago

better than Gettysburg, seemed like we were there, great host and lecturer. the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, yet who knows of it or has been there, impress your friends and others, a must for any history buff

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite battlefields to visit, because of the history connected to it. Antietam was the bloodiest day in the American Civil War. To me, this is an important battlefield to preserve so I am glad that it is part of the...More

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27 November 2017|
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Response from Cmikey915 | Reviewed this property |
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. Phone (301) 432-5124 Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day Special Programs Memorial Day... More
16 November 2017|
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Response from Kathy N | Reviewed this property |
The visitor centre is a great place to start with the displays and the film. Don’t feel there is truly anything for preschoolers per se part from the fields outdoors for them to romp over. Antitam is hallowed ground and to... More
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