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South Mountain State Battlefield

6620 Zittlestown Rd, Middletown, MD 21769-6203
+1 301-791-4767
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For history buffs

The South Mountain site is extensive so be prepared to walk a bit. There are a lot more trees now... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Ken R
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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Spread Out

This battlefield is four small historic sites along the road, save the first which is at the... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
jehenson81
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7 Sep 2017
“For history buffs”
4 Sep 2017
“Spread Out”
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6620 Zittlestown Rd, Middletown, MD 21769-6203
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The South Mountain site is extensive so be prepared to walk a bit. There are a lot more trees now so it is difficult to get a sense of the battle. It provides an enjoyable walk, however.

Thank Ken R
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

This battlefield is four small historic sites along the road, save the first which is at the Washington Monument State Park. There you can get a map to the four locations and some general information about battle. The North Carolina monument was probably the most...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2016

A wonderful trip back in time to revisit our past and learn about the history of this area. This attraction is great for all ages.

1  Thank LordThomMohr
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Reviewed 16 November 2015

You should really have a guide to help you understand what happened here. Some of the battlefield is not opened to the general public as it is still in private hands. We were especially interested in where the Iron Brigade fought but that was the...More

1  Thank Monica58860
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Reviewed 1 August 2015

This state park preserves three separate fights at the "gaps", during which Confederates fought to hold off the approaching Union army. Unfortunately, the three sections here are fragmented and poorly marked. More signs are needed to help visitors locate them AND navigate from one to...More

2  Thank GozerTheTraveller
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Reviewed 4 June 2015

This is indeed a walk back in history. There are great vistas of Frederick County and Washington county. It is a small hike to the Monument and worth the trip. Don't forget to walk through the displays at the entrance.

1  Thank PFO_Travels
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Reviewed 11 April 2015

Cramptons , Foxs and Turners Gaps ~ These are a must see for any student of the war between the states ( The Battle of South Mountain ) The history the views the trails and the stories are on par with Sharpsburg. The maps do...More

2  Thank Christopher W
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Reviewed 24 September 2014

We did the State Park Ranger guided tour on the 152nd anniversary of the battle. I have already done all the ranger guided tours at the nearby national parks, so I wanted to see this other battlefield and do the tour. They do not do...More

3  Thank zzyzzx
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

This out of the way Maryland park includes the site of one of the most important 1862 Civil War battles- it set the stage for the horrible battle at Antietam a few days later. As the battle occurred in three places along the crest of...More

2  Thank TX2OBX
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Reviewed 17 April 2013

The southmountain battlefield was at three area Foxes, turners and Cramptons gaps, I found the Foxes gap site and walked into the woods to the memorial to the north soldiers who fought here , its behind the monument to Gen Reno who was killed here....More

2  Thank fozzie555
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