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Antietam National Battlefield

Open today: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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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...more
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5831 Dunker Church Rd., Sharpsburg, MD 21782
+1 301-432-5124
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first Saturday of every December, the park shuts down around 3PM in order to allow workers to install a candle for every causality of the battle. That is over 23,000 candles. When it gets dark, around 6PM, cars are allowed to drive along a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Steven W
Reviewed December 11, 2018

This place is so peaceful...cannot believe there was so much turmoil and horrific things happening here. It feels haunted too...

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Summer T
Reviewed December 9, 2018

This battlefield, where such horrors took place, is so peaceful now. Neither the battlefield nor the town appear to have changed much since that fateful day in September 1862, which makes it easier to imagine what happened here.Worth reading up on ahead of time. HOT...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Eucalyptus_101
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

This historical location is rich in history and sights. We loved walking the grounds and seeing the location where so many lost their lives. A truly humbling experience and it is self guided and not very busy so it made for a relaxing visit so...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank harpershouseoftravel
Reviewed November 24, 2018

Visitor Center is very small, but does have part of an interesting painting that shows part of this Battlefield. There are a few artifacts, but many are in the Smithsonian in DC. It is one of the great battles of the Civil War and shows...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank PBTravelstheWorld
Reviewed November 15, 2018

The narration by the guide prior to touring the battlefield is wonderful. Very descriptive and detailed. It helps to understand what happened and why. If you are interested in civil war or American history, a stop at this National Park is highly recommended.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank trlett
Reviewed November 12, 2018

We stopped here on the way back home for a day. Because we had a dog with us on the trip we did the self tour of the battlefields and surroundings. The park ranger station supplied a well marked map and explanation of how best...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Beth M
Reviewed November 6, 2018

It will take at least half a day to drive and most of a day to bike ride through the Battle field. The Battle field is well take care of and much like it should have looked in 1862.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bob A
Reviewed November 6, 2018

With the help of a battlefield guide, my husband and I spent a day reliving the harrowing battles that took place there. Beautiful, historic area worth a visit. Include a trip to Harper's Ferry and visit the restaurants in nearby Shepherdstown.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DS212NYC
Reviewed October 28, 2018

The Civil War was a terrible time for this country. Antietam reminds us never to let this happen again. A great area to relate back to a sad time in history.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Don B
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November 26, 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
November 15, 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
April 24, 2017|
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Response from IrishBulldogLOL | Reviewed this property |
The battlefield is very expansive and you do need a car. If you go to the battlefield Welcome Center you can arrange for a guide and state that you need one with a vehicle. I find this is the best way to learn about the... More