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More than a Creek - A passage

Several times during the hike through the Antietam Battlefield you come across the Antietam Creek... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeff G
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Witness to the Civil War historic events.

The best way to approach the Antietam Creek is in my opinion driving to the Burnside Bridge area... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
New Jersey
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A gentle stream that winds through 22 miles of beautiful scenery and past sites steeped in historical significance; a pleasurable trip for paddlers and other sightseers.
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Sharpsburg, MD

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Several times during the hike through the Antietam Battlefield you come across the Antietam Creek. You can see how difficult it would have been for troops to maneuver through this area.

Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 3 September 2017

The best way to approach the Antietam Creek is in my opinion driving to the Burnside Bridge area and exploring the hiking trails there. The creek was very beautiful in August when we visited.

1  Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

The lower bridge, Burnside Bride, is the most accessible crossing of Antietam Creek within the battlefield property. A ranger was available for Q&A during our visit. Her presence and knowledge certainly added to the experience.

Thank VAD859
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The creek isn't anything spectacular, as a matter of fact, it was quite peaceful when we crossed it on the Burnside Bridge but it's important because of the battle that took place there.

Thank MstqMI
Reviewed 21 November 2016

During our mid-October trip to Antietam National Battlefield, we did the 11-stop self-guided driving tour. Some distance away from the main battlefield area, we came to Sop #9 at Burnside Bridge which crosses Antietam Creek. It’s a very scenic spot. This was the site where...More

1  Thank Maurene_K
Reviewed 26 July 2016

A beautiful creek loaded with history. Hiking along the creek was a great break to a hot afternoon. I loved the scenery and this was not a very well advertised part of the park.

Thank 1234567890SW
Reviewed 19 May 2016

The Antietam battlefield monument was tremendous by itself but the cemetery serves visible proof of the tremendous cost of human life over that 3 day period. The graves are organized by state and, while there were no attendants on duty, there's a complete directory of...More

Thank CC C
Reviewed 27 April 2016

I'm sure that the creek is not as wide as it was in 1862 but the Burnside Bridge over Antietam Creek is able to transport you back in time to 1862. Making sure we went to see the creek added to understanding the military strategy...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Antietam Creek gives its name to the the Battle of Antietam which occurred nearby. This battle included the single Bloodiest Day in American History, More people died or were wounded than any day before or since. As a result of this Battle, Lincoln issued the...More

Thank Bethesdashrink
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Camped for a night at this C&O Canal campground. It is located a few hundred yards north of where Antietam Creek enters the Potomac River. It is a "walk in" campground. There is vehicle parking on side of road. You then walk your gear across...More

1  Thank David W
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