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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
+1 301-432-5124
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing history with plenty of easy walking trails, or you can drive to most locations and get an overall feel for the battles. Definitely start at the visitors center and sit in on the overview by the guides.

Thank Shawn P
Reviewed 3 days ago

We didn't have a ton of time to stop. It would be best to have more than a couple hours. The center has restrooms, a museum and a gift shop as well as maps to show you all the markers. The upstairs shows a large...More

Thank JH3221
Reviewed 6 days ago

the Antietam Battlefield is one of the best day trips in all of Maryland. The rich history and the beautiful scenery are amazing. But it is the reality of the battles that will grip you. Knowing that over 23,000 people died on the field in...More

Thank bflook
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are like me and don't know a lot about the battle, start with the video (narrated by James Earl Jones) in the visitors center. Highlights of the auto tour were the observation tower and the Burnside Bridge. Wish we had more time for...More

Thank kimina23
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was deeply touched by visiting this Civil War battlefield. So much death and carnage. You get a real deep feeling of awe and honor and respect while walking around. You can also drive around the park. We started with the movie at the welcome...More

Thank Westcoastweirdo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was surprised to learn so much about this battle. It was considered the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. Climbing up to look over the fields imprints a memory of what it must of looked like, but more an appreciation of the soldiers who fought...More

Thank deborahfalgowski
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was struck by the extreme courtesy and willingness to help by the staff in the visitors center. I required accessible trails and they promptly gave me a brochure just for that.

Thank Doc300
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Antietam Battlefield is amazing. It is very well maintained and a very historic Civil War sight. Not to be missed!

Thank LINYTravelers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Park Service has done a wonderful job with this hallowed ground. The self-guided tour is excellent. Large Federal monuments and a few small Confederate monuments are beautiful.

Thank mcdh4561
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully maintained and well kept up. The preservation of the battlefield is much better than some of the others in Virginia. There is literally no urban development which takes away from the actual battlefield. Check out Dunker Church, the cornfield, West/East Woods, Bloody Lane and...More

Thank baseballslage
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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
31 January 2017|
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Response from Nite R | Reviewed this property |
the drive through part i would allow 3 to 4 hours,if you plan on walking the battlefield points of interest i allow 4 to 6 plus bring along plenty of water as the trails are tough to navigate.
Barbara J
11 May 2016|
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Response from barbarachristy | Reviewed this property |
yes, I have seen people with pets here. I do not know if you would be able to take your pets with you if you are on a tour bus. I do not think you can have pets in the building.