Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg

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Commemorating the significant Battle of Antietam during the American Civil War, Antietam National Battlefield is a protected area featuring the battlefield, an educational visitor's center, a field hospital museum, and a National Military Cemetery. Beginning on September 17, 1862, Union forces halted the Confederate Army's first invasion of the North, which led to President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. Later, it became known as one of the bloodiest single-day battles of the Civil War, with 23,000 casualties. You can take a self-guided, 13.7 km (8.5 mi) driving tour of the battlefield. It features 11 stops. You may purchase an audio tour to accompany your drive if you wish. Our Sharpsburg trip planner makes visiting Antietam National Battlefield and other Sharpsburg attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Our tour guide, Chris Vincent, left no stone unturned during our 8 hour tour of the battlefield. To think of what our military suffered during their days there is a painful reminder of how our... 
    Our tour guide, Chris Vincent, left no stone unturned during our 8 hour tour of the battlefield. To think of what our military suffered during their days there is a painful reminder of how our...  more »
  • Basically a driving/walking tour of monuments and farmsteads. Makes for a better “read” of history than a textbook, but not too much else to see or do. Perfect if you like monuments and statues... 
    Basically a driving/walking tour of monuments and farmsteads. Makes for a better “read” of history than a textbook, but not too much else to see or do. Perfect if you like monuments and statues...  more »
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  • Spent the day at the park and came away amazed at how well everything is laid out and preserved. The driving tour is easy to follow and the ability to walk the grounds with clear signage to educate visitors is exceptional. Even with the visitors center undergoing renovation the parks department has done a great job of maintaining the visitor experience through the temporary set up.
  • If you know what happened and where it happened the place is awesome. Take time to see the off beat places like the GA rifle pits above the bridge. Millers Cornfield is a very Humbling place. Just remember you are visiting the site of the single deadliest day in American History.

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