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Antietam National Battlefield

5831 Dunker Church Rd., Sharpsburg, MD 21782
+1 301-432-5124
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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 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.
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5831 Dunker Church Rd., Sharpsburg, MD 21782
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Antietam is a beautiful battlefield to tour. There are several notable sites to see, Dunker Church, Bloody Lane (and observation tower), Burnside Bridge, and the Antietam National Cemetery. Along the driving tour there are so many informative markers to read they did a thorough job...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have started to follow a longterm desire to walk Civil War Battlefields to get a better understanding of what happened. Antietam (Sharpsburg to the south) is one of the bloodiest. Watching the movie in the museum provided a great overview, However, you gain a...More

Thank Jeff G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A first-class Battlefield all-around. Start with the ranger talk in the viewing lounge that offers a unique almost full view of the field. When you are at the driving tour stops, get out and walk on the trails. It’s literally walking in the footsteps of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So I have been here before and I have to say it is well worth visiting again. The museum is a great little overview and the gift shop is reasonably priced and has a nice variety. The video is a great way to get the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with my two kids. One is in high school and was very interested in seeing a place ha had studies. The 8 year was bored! However, the guide information was very good and the little driving tour was awesome as well. We climbed...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We did the car tour of this tremendous battlefield, as it was single digit weather. It is a very easy, informative self guided tour, and gives you a sense of the sheer enormity of the conflict. The grounds are beautifully kept, and we are definitely...More

Thank appy1559
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

You could spend a whole day here, but the driving tour can be done quickly if you are in a rush. With more time there are lots of places to go for short walks. The landscapes are a visual treat with well preserved farmlands, old...More

Thank Jim B
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

If you have any interest in the Civil War, this is a must see battlefield. One of the best attributes is that it is not clutered with monuments and surrounded by tourist suppport places. The area is mainly as it was when the battle tok...More

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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Antietam is awesome! The park is well maintained and walking the sunken road is epic. Less crowded than Gettysburg but lots of history.

Thank Jorge T
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

If you want a feel for the actual conditions of the battle, you can't go wrong at Antietam. Not develpoed like Gettysburg or Manassas. Pristine and much like it was in September of 1862

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mollyfolly
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
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Morpheus25
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
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MoreTravellin
25 April 2017|
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Response from GaryCummings | Reviewed this property |
This is a driving tour and too large to walk. You can get a private guide and car.
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