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Antietam National Battlefield

5831 Dunker Church Rd., Sharpsburg, MD 21782
+1 301-432-5124
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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 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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5831 Dunker Church Rd., Sharpsburg, MD 21782
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an unusually hot day today, it was in the 80’s in mid April. We came from upstate NY where it was in the 30’s so we had to stop at Walmart to buy shorts. We used the phone app to tour the battlefield...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very well preserved Battlefield of the American Civil War. One of the most crucial and important battlefields of that war. Known as the bloodiest day in American History, Antietam has been studied and analyzed the World over. If you are a American Civil War...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited Gettysburg numerous times and figured it was time to branch out and try another battlefield. Antietam was one that has drawn my interest and was finally able to go. A friend of mine had the auto-tour and I am glad I borrowed...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of (4) visited Antietam National Battlefield on the week of April 2nd, 2018. The nice thing about this time is that you'll have the place to yourself. The bad thing is April showers are always a threat. If you've visited Gettysburg, Antietam is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed visiting the visitor center. The management and staff are very friendly and informative and the displays are interesting to look at

Thank Dave L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a tour with Justin Mayhue. I would suggest to all who have young children top take the car tour. It is really engaging, you get to drive around and someone who knows so much more than you gets to teach you about the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

beautiful countryside surrounds the extremely well preserved battlefield. Sharpsburg is a perfect spot to locate for a civil war trip - centrally located between Harpers Ferry, Gettysburg, Monocacy.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

War is devastating, but to consider the sheer numbers of American lives lost and wounded on that one day in Antietam is unbelievable. More than the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Spanish American War combined...in ONE day. Take your time and walk...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me start by saying this battlefield is well laid out and truly looks much like it did during the actual battle. We visited in the off season and the area is quiet and beautiful. The drive is easy to follow and very educational. The...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

I'm a bit of a civil war buff, been to other civil war battle fields and national parks. While I might have more interest in other sites, I found Antietam to be the best preserved. It is remarkable how the national park service and historical...More

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mollyfolly
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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
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Morpheus25
16 November 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
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Response from GaryCummings | Reviewed this property |
This is a driving tour and too large to walk. You can get a private guide and car.
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