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South Mountain State Battlefield

6620 Zittlestown Rd, Middletown, MD 21769-6203
+1 301-791-4767
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If You Love Civil War History, Check This Out!

A wonderful trip back in time to revisit our past and learn about the history of this area. This... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
LordThomMohr
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Columbia, MD
Pristine Battlefield site can still be found

You should really have a guide to help you understand what happened here. Some of the battlefield... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2015
Monica58860
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Dousman, Wisconsin
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2 Oct 2016
“If You Love Civil War History, Check This Out!”
16 Nov 2015
“Pristine Battlefield site can still be found”
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6620 Zittlestown Rd, Middletown, MD 21769-6203
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+1 301-791-4767
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 24 March 2013

The Battle of South Mountain was an intrigale part of Lee's 1862 campaign in Maryland. In fact it directly lead to the large battle of Antietam taking place. This is a beautifully maintained state park that features the ruins of several structures, a monument to...More

3  Thank Mark D
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