See McClellan's headquarters at Antietam -- the Pry House
The Union commander, General George B. McClellan, had his headquarters here at the Battle of Antietam -- America's bloodiest day.
Visit the National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Ever wondered what happened to the wounded following a battle? Nestled in historic Frederick, Maryland, this museum tells that often overlooked and tragic story in profound detail.
See how Southerners slowed the Union at South Mountain
To learn why Antietam was fought where it was requires a trip to the scenic ridgeline of South Mountain where Confederates fought a desperate delaying action to save their army.
Visit the Thomas Viaduct
The Thomas Viaduct is the oldest multi-arched bridge in the world still in use.
Visit Point Lookout State Park and Civil War Museum
It was one of the busiest Union prisoner-of-war camps in the country.
Visit Emmitsburg: On the Road to Gettysburg
The left wing of Union General George G. Meade's Army of the Potomac camped here the night before the Battle of Gettysburg started.
Walk the Hallowed Grounds of Antietam National Cemetery
This is the final resting place of thousands of United States soldiers that gave their life for their country.
Visit the Surratt House Museum
Mary Surratt was the first woman to be executed by the United States government. Learn all about the conspiracy to kill President Abraham Lincoln in the museum that occupies her former home.
Visit the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
McHenry is the famous fort above which the "Star Spangled Banner" flew during the War of 1812; it served faithfully during the Civil War as well.
Learn about Maryland in the Civil War at the Historical Society
Maryland played a crucial role in the Civil War, straddling both sides of the conflict with diehards in blue and gray.
Follow in John Sedgwick's footsteps at Antietam
In the West Woods, you can walk a trail through one of the bloodiest woodlots of the entire American Civil War. Understand what happened to Sedgwick's division here.
Visit the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Home and Museum
This is where John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Lincoln, had his broken leg set while he was fleeing justice.
Learn about compassion during combat at the Clara Barton House
Glen Echo, Maryland
Stepping inside Clara Barton's home brings you closer to this enigmatic leader and gives you an opportunity to learn more about the woman who started a movement based on compassion.
See the site of the Battle of Funkstown
This battle gave Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia one more day to get back to the safety of Virginia after the Battle of Gettysburg.
See where John Brown staged his raid -- the Kennedy Farmhouse
Visit the spot from where John Brown, the infamous abolitionist, began his famous raid on Harpers Ferry.
Visit Shepherdstown and Boteler's ford
See where the Maryland Campaign penned its bloody postscript.?
Visit Fort Washington Park
Fort Washington, Maryland
It's one of the most important seacoast fortifications in the Washington, D.C. area.
Visit Fort Foote Park
Fort Washington, Maryland
This fort was the only one to remain active after the war, and you will have the opportunity to see some of Washington's best-preserved earthworks.
Stand inside the Dunker Church
Walking into this house of worship, battle site, operating room, and photo subject, can be a profoundly moving experience, and much quieter than it was in 1862!
Walk (or charge!) across Burnside's Bridge
Gazing at the formidable Confederate position above and walking across Burnside's Bridge fills you with a sense of awe and respect for those Union soldiers who did this under the harrowing fire of southern rifles.
Cross the Mason and Dixon Line
It is a key Civil War feature both geographically and psychologically.
Visit Antietam National Battlefield
Antietam is the bloodiest single-day battle in U.S. history. More American men fell here in the Maryland countryside in 1862 than on the beaches of Normandy in 1944.
Visit Camden Station
Some of the first casualties of the Civil War occurred here.
Walk through the Bloody Cornfield
Miller's cornfield was the site of the one of the most terrible fights of the entire war. Union general Joseph Hooker reported that every single stalk of corn was felled by bullets "as with a knife," and that the dead "lay in rows."
Tour Monocacy -- site of the"Battle that Saved Washington"
In the summer of 1864 when Confederate forces came dangerously close to marching on the Capital, the Battle of Monocacy slowed them long enough to save Washington itself
Walk the length of the Sunken Road
Both a defensive position and a trap -- few other landmarks are as synonymous with Antietam as is the "Bloody Lane." No visit can be considered complete without walking this hallowed path.
Visit the Ellicott City B & O Railroad Museum
This is the oldest railroad station in the country, and a site that was vital to the Union war effort.
Learn about the First Battle of Hagerstown
On July 6, 1863, during the Confederate retreat from Gettysburg, there was desperate fighting in the streets of Hagerstown as Lee tried to shepherd his army back to the safety of Virginia.
Explore the Baltimore Civil War Museum
Housed in the President Street Station, site of a riot during the secession crisis of 1861 and one of the oldest surviving terminals in the country, the museum contains a good collection of Civil War and railroad artifacts.
Visit the War Correspondents Memorial Arch
This impressive monument is an homage to those who saw and recorded the war - in narrative and illustration - for the benefit of the American public at their own peril.
Visit the Reno Marker
Erected by Ninth Corps veterans in 1889, this marker stands on the spot where Maj. Gen. Jesse Reno was mortally wounded while leading his men at the Battle of South Mountain.
Stand where Union General Jesse Reno was mortally wounded
Major General Jesse Reno commanded IX Crops of the Army of the Potomac, and is the namesake of Reno, Nevada. He was killed by a sharpshooter's bullet at Fox Gap during the Battle of South Mountain.
See where members of the Union VI Corps staged at South Mountain
Union Cemetery has an excellent vantage of the area between Burkittsville and Crampton's Gap. Members of Franklin's VI Corps witnessed much of the fighting at the gap from here.
- Cross the Mason and Dixon Line
- Explore the Baltimore Civil War Museum
- Follow in John Sedgwick's footsteps at Antietam
- Learn about compassion during combat at the Clara Barton House
- Learn about Maryland in the Civil War at the Historical Society
- Learn about the First Battle of Hagerstown
- See how Southerners slowed the Union at South Mountain
- See McClellan's headquarters at Antietam -- the Pry House
- See the site of the Battle of Funkstown
- See where John Brown staged his raid -- the Kennedy Farmhouse
- See where members of the Union VI Corps staged at South Mountain
- Stand inside the Dunker Church
- Stand where Union General Jesse Reno was mortally wounded
- Tour Monocacy -- site of the"Battle that Saved Washington"
- Visit Antietam National Battlefield
- Visit Camden Station
- Visit Emmitsburg: On the Road to Gettysburg
- Visit Fort Foote Park
- Visit Fort Washington Park
- Visit Point Lookout State Park and Civil War Museum
- Visit Shepherdstown and Boteler's ford
- Visit the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Home and Museum
- Visit the Ellicott City B & O Railroad Museum
- Visit the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
- Visit the National Museum of Civil War Medicine
- Visit the Reno Marker
- Visit the Surratt House Museum
- Visit the Thomas Viaduct
- Visit the War Correspondents Memorial Arch
- Walk (or charge!) across Burnside's Bridge
- Walk the Hallowed Grounds of Antietam National Cemetery
- Walk the length of the Sunken Road
- Walk through the Bloody Cornfield
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