Antietam National Battlefield

302 East Main Street
Sharpsburg, MD - 21782

Type: Parks, History Museums, Landmarks
(301) 432-5124
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Antietam National Battlefield, located near Sharpsburg, Maryland, is a historic site that commemorates the Battle of Antietam, one of the bloodiest conflicts of the American Civil War. Fought on September 17, 1862, the Battle of Antietam marked a turning point in the war and resulted in over 23,000 casualties on both sides.

One of the main features of the Antietam National Battlefield is its expansive landscape, which encompasses rolling hills, fields, and woodlands that remain much as they were during the time of the battle. Visitors to the battlefield can explore a variety of historic sites and landmarks, including the Sunken Road, Burnside Bridge, and Dunker Church, which played significant roles in the battle.

The battlefield is also home to several monuments, memorials, and interpretive markers that honor the soldiers who fought and died at Antietam. These markers provide insights into the strategies, tactics, and human cost of the battle, as well as the larger context of the Civil War and its impact on American history.

In addition to its historical significance, Antietam National Battlefield offers visitors opportunities for outdoor recreation, including hiking, biking, and wildlife viewing. The battlefield features a network of walking trails and scenic overlooks that provide stunning views of the landscape and opportunities for reflection and contemplation.

Whether you're a history buff, a nature lover, or simply interested in learning more about this pivotal moment in American history, Antietam National Battlefield offers a compelling and educational experience that honors the sacrifices made by those who fought and died on its hallowed ground.

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Opening Hours Everyday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Year Established 1862
Overall Area 3,230 acres (13.1 km2)
Annual Visitors 384,987 (in 2011)

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