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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
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My husband and I had a great time visiting Antietam Battlefield. We did a 4 hour guided tour and visited all the notable places to see, Dunker Church, Clara Barton Monument, Sunken Lane, Burnside Bridge. We spent a while at the visitor center and the...More

Thank Faith S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice visitor center and an informative film there is a good way to start your tour of the battlefield. The drive is easy and the park has many peaceful vistas.

Thank goannief
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I were passing through Maryland on our way to Pennsylvania and noticed the sign for the battlefield. With limited time we stopped by the welcome center. we were exposed to an overview of the battlefield and the happenings on that day by...More

Thank C8004ILdavidb
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

John Schildt was asked by my son, Justin Martin, to give us a tour of Antietam, emphasizing "In the Footsteps of Lincoln," one of the two-hour tours he offers. As a life-long resident of the area (his great-grandmother fed Union troops on the way to...More

Thank DonnaM49
Reviewed 6 days ago

better than Gettysburg, seemed like we were there, great host and lecturer. the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, yet who knows of it or has been there, impress your friends and others, a must for any history buff

1  Thank mike m
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite battlefields to visit, because of the history connected to it. Antietam was the bloodiest day in the American Civil War. To me, this is an important battlefield to preserve so I am glad that it is part of the...More

Thank Brooklet425
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a very nice visitor center. Thee movie if very interesting. They have a small museum that has some interesting items.

Thank Louise H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've lived in WV forever but had never made it here before. It was amazing to see all of the monuments. The history here is awesome! Kept all 3 of our kids attention.

1  Thank kristalnuzum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We knew it was going to be a scorcher of a day and arrived at about 8:30 am (the visitor's center opens at 9:00 am), but you can drive and walk around the Battlefield before and after the visitor's center opens/closes. We walked from the...More

1  Thank HowieTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If doing these trips is your cup of tea then I would strongly suggest doing a private tour. The guide drives your car so there's no wondering if your going the right way plus we visited Harper's Ferry along with Antietam Battlefield. Our guide Justin...More

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27 November 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
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
25 April 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