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Antietam National Cemetery

Sharpsburg, MD
+1 301-432-5124
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Honoring those who fought

The cemetery is laid out by state and there is a map showing where each state's casualties are... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2016
Danielle J
Roselle Park, New Jersey
Beautiful cemetery close to the Battlefield

The Antietam National Cemetery is a somber but beautiful memorial to the tremendous losses... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2016
Dallas, Texas
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Part of the National Cemetery System, this site is where more than 4,776 Union soldiers are buried from the historic battle of Antietam, Monocacy and other military actions in Maryland.
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

The cemetery is laid out by state and there is a map showing where each state's casualties are buried. There were two children in my group and they were each given a person from their state to find. The little card told a bit about...More

Thank Danielle J
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

The Antietam National Cemetery is a somber but beautiful memorial to the tremendous losses sustained that day. Laid out in neat rows and organized by the state from which the soldier came from. Sadly some of the stones are marked "Unknown" but still offers a...More

Thank CC C
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

The Antietam National Cemetery is the last stop on the battlefield tour. Knowing that there were so many casualties on that single day and that so many young American men died in just one day is almost unimaginable. Seeing the rows upon rows of tombstones...More

Thank DMMcGW
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

So many young men lost their lives during the Civil War. The Antietam Cemetery is being lovingly restored and preserved by the national park service. It is a sobering and hallowed place.

Thank Melodycthomas
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and I are definitely history buffs, but I think this is a great attraction for families as well who just want to expose their children to a significant part of our country's past and to pay respect to the men who lost their...More

Thank Kay M
Reviewed 24 April 2016

This is a nicely laid out cemetery and if you follow the map is the end of the tour. It has a marker with all sections listed and a beautiful monument in the center, looks to be well maintained and if you are at the...More

Thank fwc1127
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Our tour of the battlefield ended here. It was a very beautiful cemetery. Just seeing the areas where the battles took place as well as this final resting spot are very moving.

Thank deebug2470
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Over 23,000 men were killed or wounded at Antietam, the bloodiest one day of a bloody war. Many of the Union soldiers are buried here in this quiet place. Walk around and appreciate what these men died for. A giant statue of a soldier known...More

Thank BetsyGettysburg
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Several thousand of the union soldiers killed at the Antietam are buried here. The headstones are neatly laid out, and one cannot help but ponder the waste of human lives and the grief wars cause families.

Thank Kevin032452
Reviewed 12 September 2015

The Battle of Antietam cost thousands of lives and turned Maryland's small village of Sharpsburg into a smoking field of ruin and death. After the battle in September of 1862 the dead were buried here at the cemetery. Today it is a profoundly moving experience...More

Thank Pryst
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