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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  • 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.  more »
  • 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 ce...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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