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Address: Sharpsburg, MD
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A gentle stream that winds through 22 miles of beautiful scenery and past...

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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SITE OF A 3-HOUR SKIRMISH DURING THE BATTLE OF SHARPSBURG

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 November 2016
Maurene_K
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Dover, New Hampshire

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Dover, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 some 500 Confederates held a position on the ridge for three hours. Union General Ambrose... More 

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Windber, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 the graves in a book at the entrance - sadly some of the graves cannot... More 

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Pelham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 on both sides of the opposing armies. Must stop when in Sharpsburg to see the... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 Emancipation Proclamation turning the war into a struggle to end slavery.

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Harker Heights
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 the C&O canal to about 20 campsites located between canal and river. The sites are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

Best creek in the area to kayak. The water is always cold , even in August . Put in at the bridge on Boonsboro pike & take out at the Potomac. Very nice trip, avoid weekends, too busy

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

It's nice to look at and peaceful, but I wouldn't say there is anything really special about this place. Nothing jumped out at me to say "you should definitely go here." Go if you want to waste time waiting for your pizza to get done or whatever. Relax while listening to the water.

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Staatsburg, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

During the American Civil War the Confederate forces named battles after the towns in or near where they were fought and so the September 17 1862 engagement in Sharpsburg Maryland was known in the south as The Battle of Sharpsburg. The Union forces named battles after the nearby waterways and so The Battle of Antietam takes its name from this... More 

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Falling Waters, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Great place to visit if your a Civil War buff or just see a beautiful place. Well kept and if your desire a great tour of the battlefield is presented by the Rangers at the Visitor's Center.

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