We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Sharpsburg, MD 21782
Phone Number:
+1 301-491-0002

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 34 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 34
  • 0
    Very good
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
OUTSTANDING tour guide!

I took a friend to tour both Sharpsburg and Gettysburg battlefields, as well as to see the luminary display at Sharpsburg. I was quite comfortable with my own knowledge of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 December 2016
Garry S
Jacksonville, NC
Add Photo Write a Review

34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 34: English reviews
Jacksonville, NC
Level Contributor
49 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

I took a friend to tour both Sharpsburg and Gettysburg battlefields, as well as to see the luminary display at Sharpsburg. I was quite comfortable with my own knowledge of the batttles and fields for those, but not nearly so for South Mountain. I contacted Bob a little over a week out, about a tour of South Mountain. He was... More 

Thank Garry S
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We loved our tour with Bob! We learned so much and had so much fun. He is interesting, personable and knowedgable. We highly recommend Bob.

Thank Lois B
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Bob Martin started the history tour with a geography lesson, explaining just how the battle of Antietam came to be in this sleepy little backwater of Maryland. That set the stage for 4 hours of an interesting, moving and enjoyable step back in time. As my friend, Tom, and I stood solemnly looking at the Bloody Lane, a tour bus... More 

Thank Richard M
Buffalo, Ny
Level Contributor
60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We spent 3 hours with Bob, touring the battlefield and getting a comprehensive overview of the events as they unfolded. Bob was extremely knowledgeable and we had a great experience with him. It is well worth the money to have an expert providing a detailed background of the events that shaped this period of our nation's history. I highly recommend... More 

Thank GeoElf
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

We just spent the day with John Murphy who truly brought the history of the battle and times to life. Not being a huge civil war buff myself - I found myself truly interested in the stories and descriptions John provided. He also mixed in a bit of humor which made the tour very fun. John drove our car and... More 

Thank Marnie D
Fort Wright, Kentucky
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Highly recommended. Per our request for an extended tour we went from Harper's Ferry to South Mountain to Antietam Battlefield. My husband has read extensively about the civil war. My knowledge is very limited. Bob was able to fashion the tour to keep both of us interested throughout the tour and we both learned a lot. His knowledge of the... More 

Thank barbantell
Sterling, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

We visited Antietam with a keen interest in the history leading up to this battle. Bob Murphy was a wonderful guide. He was loaded with information - helping us to see what led to the battle of Antietam, then what happened on that fateful day, and what ensued in the next few days. We enjoyed a 3 hour conversation with... More 

Thank bjncrooks
Concord, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

I guess you can see the battlefield at Antiedam without Bob Murphy as I have before but I don't know why you would ? My 16 year old son and I visted Sharpsburg April 1-3 2016. We found Bob on trip adviser and I couldn't be happier ! Bob is a longtime resident of Sharpsburg who moved here out of... More 

Thank cravenwp
Sewell, New Jersey
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

I'm so glad I found Bob on TripAdvisor! We arrived early to the Visitors center and watched the 30 minute video. It set us up for a perfect tour with an informed guide. Our 3 hour tour could have easily taken the day. Bob zapped us with so much information, I felt like I was at the battle (and lived... More 

Thank Tom D
San Francisco
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

Bob was a really exceptional person to tour the battlefield with. He was flexible to our schedule (us trying to fit too much in) and patiently waited for us to arrive from a long drive from Virginia. Our tour was in the afternoon as the light faded and we were able to see all three fazes of the battle's action... More 

Thank Ryan D

Travellers who viewed R.C.M History Tours also viewed


Been to R.C.M History Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from R.C.M History Tours staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?