This is an image of the Antietam battlefield at sunset.

Antietam Battlefield

Widely considered to be one of the most beautiful, pristine and well-preserved Civil War battlefields, Antietam is a must-see for any Civil War enthusiast. The Antietam National Battlefield has an excellent Visitor Center which is a good place to start your visit.  Hiking trails and a 8.5 mile driving tour of the battlefield makes it easy to see this historic site.  The historic Dunker Church was rebuilt on its original site, and several family farms that were used during the battle have been preserved. Recent preservation has opened up views across the center of the battlefield not seen in many years.

Antietam Battlefield: What's Nearby

Sharpsburg, MD
Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Keedysville, MD


The American Battlefield Trust and our members have saved more than 464 acres at Antietam Battlefield.

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Related Battles

Sharpsburg, MD | September 16, 1862
Result: Union Victory
Estimated Casualties