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Antietam National Battlefield

Antietam National Battlefield, 5831 Dunker Church Road, Sharpsburg, MD 21782, USA  | More on: Antietam »

The site of the bloodiest single-day battle in American history. Antietam witnessed twelve hours of combat on September 17, 1862, in which 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded, or left missing.


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From North or South I 70: Take Exit 29 onto Rt. 65 south. Ten miles south on the left is the Visitor Center. Traveling South on Interstate 81: Take Exit 1 and turn southeast onto Rt. 68. Go 6 miles east to Rt. 65. Turn right (south) at light onto Rt. 65. The Visitors Center is 5 miles ahead on the left. Traveling North on I 81 (from Winchester, VA): Take exit 14 and turn right (East) onto Co. Route 10/1 (Tavern Ave.), which becomes Rt. 45; continue straight ahead approximately 10 miles. Turn left (northeast) onto Rt. 34 for 4 miles. Turn left (north) onto Rt. 65 in Sharpsburg, MD. Visitors Center will be on your right.

Visitor Services

Visitor Center with film, museum, book store and restrooms. Handicapped accessible. 8.5 mile driving tour with 11 stops. Hiking trails. Daily ranger programs.

Regular Events

Memorial Day Commemoration, Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend; Independence Day Commemoration, first Saturday in July; Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg, Anniversary, September 17; Memorial Illumination, first Saturday in December.

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

Three Day Pass: Adults $4.00, family $6.00. Golden Age and Golden Access Passports accepted.


Visitor Center: Daily 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM. Park Grounds: open sunrise to sunset. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.



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