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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.

Suggested Itineraries

Antietam Battlefield: What's Nearby

Sharpsburg, MD
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Antietam Battlefield
Sharpsburg, MD
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Antietam National Battlefield
Sharpsburg, MD
Civil War  |  Museum
Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Keedysville, MD
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Shepherdstown Battlefield
Shepherdstown, WV
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Shepherdstown Historic District
Shepherdstown, WV
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Kennedy Farmhouse
Sharpsburg, MD
Civil War  |  Battlefield
South Mountain Battlefield
Boonsboro, MD
Civil War  |  Historic Site
South Mountain State Battlefield
Middletown, MD
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Falling Waters Battlefield
Williamsport, MD
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
Williamsport, MD
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Harpers Ferry, WV
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Harpers Ferry Battlefield
Harpers Ferry, WV
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Belle Boyd House and Civil War Museum and Archives
Martinsburg, WV
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Summit Point Battlefield
Charles Town, WV
Civil War  |  Fort
Fort Frederick State Park
Big Pool, MD
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Barbara Fritchie House and Museum
Frederick, MD
Civil War  |  Cemetery
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Frederick, MD
Civil War  |  Museum
National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Frederick, MD
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Monocacy National Battlefield
Frederick, MD
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Monocacy Battlefield
Frederick, MD
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Cool Spring Battlefield
Bluemont, VA
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park
Leesburg, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Ball's Bluff Battlefield
Leesburg, VA
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Third Winchester Battlefield
Winchester, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Third Winchester Battlefield
Winchester, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Fort Collier Battlefield
Winchester, VA
Civil War  |  Museum
Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters Museum
Winchester, VA
Civil War  |  Cemetery
Stonewall Confederate Cemetery
Winchester, VA

Preservation

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
22,717
Union
12,401
Confed.
10,316