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Address: 5831 Dunker Church Rd., Sharpsburg, MD 21782
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+1 301-432-5124
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08:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Bloodiest One Day Battle in American History: 23,000 soldiers were...

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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I took a day trip to this national park. The history is undeniable, and the Parks department has done a fantastic job of keeping the history of the battlefield. Walking the ground... read more

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Powell, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took a day trip to this national park. The history is undeniable, and the Parks department has done a fantastic job of keeping the history of the battlefield. Walking the ground and seeing the monuments to both the Union and Confederacy is a great learning experience. Standing on the edge of the Cornfield, or on the sunken road, you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The size and scope of the battlefield is well presented. This is a large, well preserved area. Much to see and ponder. Easy access and a great visitor center

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although I am not a history buff, thoroughly enjoyed the visit to the battlefield. Definitely recommend the ranger 30 minute talk before walking and driving the grounds. It will provide you a great overview of the battle (informative for me with no knowledge and entertaining for my husband who is a civil war buff). I would then suggest walking from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great experience whether you're a history buff or not, you can still feel the weight ave significance of the battle in the air. The visitor center has a nice small museum, staff is incredibly helpful & friendly, and park ranger talks are included with admission ( which is very low .) The self guided auto tour was my favorite... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This trip is a 90 minute drive from home in Fairfax county. Perfect for a day trip. It is $10 per car to visit the modest museum, attend the Ranger talk and watch the movie. The Ranger talk is given twice a day and is a must do prior to driving the trails. The talk is given in the observation... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent about 3 hours here experiencing the Ranger talk, movie, museum and audio car tour, truthfully we could have stayed the whole day as there is much to see and do. There are many hiking/walking paths and the area is beautiful, we would defintely return to do it. We downloaded the Antietam battle app which was very good with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for the luminary display (first Saturday in December EVERY year) and to tour the battlefield. I swear I almost wish I lived in the area so I could go there weekly. Every time I visit I gain some new understanding or knowledge, a new viewpoint, SOMETHING. If you dislike crowds, Antietam is the place for you, unlike Gettysburg. I've... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can feel the atmosphere and sense the significance of those actions over 150 years ago. The battlefield is the most well preserved of any civil war sight thanks to the huge efforts of the National Park Service. We visited twice in two weeks: firstly with our son's scout pack where the focus was at the Visitor's Centre followed by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Antietam last November and decided to return during Labor Day weekend. Since it was more crowded there were more NPS rangers out explaining interesting facts. They had volunteers dressed in civil war clothing some on horseback. We started out at the visitor center where we watched the video and looked around the museum before beginning our CD tour.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

This is smaller than Gettysburg but just as neat. The visitor's center and museum (unlike Gettysburg) is run by the NPS and the National Park Pass is accepted here for both admission to the park and museum. There's nice relatively short auto tour and a few nice hikes. Be aware though, that despite what the NPS website says, you cannot... More 

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