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Tour of the Gettysburg Heritage Center
"Utilizing artifacts historical documents interactive displays and 3-D productions visitors will gain a better understanding of the events that took place in the town before during and after the battle. Find out how the people reacted to the invasion of the town – freeze flee or fight? Hear accounts of ordinary people doing extraordinary things in a time when their home was in turmoil. Located in the lobby of the Heritage Center is one of Gettysburg’s finest gift shops
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Gettysburg Guided Bus Tour
"Central Gettysburg is just a convenient 1.5-hour drive from Washington DC. Make your way independently from DC to the Gettysburg Battlefield for your guided bus tour of the historical site. Settle in aboard your coach and let your expert guide take you b 1863. Over the course of three bloody days thousands of Union and Confederate solders lost their lives during the Battle of Gettysburg a defining event of the American Civil War. Learn how the opposing troops headed toward each other along the same road and see battle landmarks including East Cemetery Hill McPherson Ridge and the Railroad Cut as well as the Eternal Light Peace Memorial — dedicated on the battle's 75th anniversary. Hear how Confederate troops attacked Culp's Hill and Little Round Top but were held off by Union soldiers. See Devil's Den
From $30.00
 
Shop and Explore Tysons Corner Center
"Just minutes from downtown Washington D.C. Tysons Corner Center is the Nation’s Capital choice for selection style and fashion. World-class shopping dining and entertainment converge to offer the visitor a monumental experience. Tysons Corner Center is located about seven miles west of Washington D.C. As one of the top 10 shopping centers in the country Tysons Corner Center offers an unbeatable mix of more than 300 department and specialty stores. Tysons’ “who’s who” of retailers includes Nordstrom
From $50.00

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Places to stay & eat

Sharpsburg does not have many places to spend the night or variety in places to eat. You'll have to go down the road another 7 miles (11.2 km) to Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Please check the...
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The Cornfield

This was another area of intense battle. In 1862, so many people were in the field fighting and so many bullets were fired between the two armies, that it was written "not a stalk of corn" was left...
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Touring the Battlefield

In order to access Antietam, we flew in to Washington D.C. and drove into Maryland towards Frederick. As you go towards the West Virginia border, signs will direct you to the battlefield. There is a...
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Burnside Bridge

Today, this bridge can be found in a very tranquil setting. It appears as it did the day of battle. Union forces had to cross it under fire of a few hundred Confederate sharpshooters. Finally, the...
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Bloody Lane

Today, this sunken road follows the edge of a peaceful pasture and leads to an observation tower where one can see much of the battlefield. There are some significant monuments in this region. The...
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Dunker Church 1862

"I was pierced with cannonballs and bullets-my rafters studded with metal. I was used first as a bulwark for both armies. Then I became a hospital. I heard shrieks, moans, groans, and cries that...
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Dunker Church

The name of the church is derived from the form of baptism that was practiced there. One day, this peaceful little church found itself in the middle of some impossible carnage this area switched...
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Park Overall

Antietam National Battlefield follows an easy series of arrows throughout its course, but for all this the park is relatively spread out and sparing of ornamentation. The Dunker church and the faint...
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Why the Significance

Though Antietam sports its share of monuments and memorials, certain areas are not as well known for their significance unless you are a Civil War buff. For instance, the so-called "Corn Field" (where...
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Bloody Lane 1862

At one time, the sunken road looked like this. The Civil War was one of the first struggles to be photographed. It really hit home the horrors of war.
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mtncorg

"ANTIETAM - HIGWATER MARK FOR THE CONFEDERACY"
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doug48

"antietam national battlefield"
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atufft

"Bloodiest Single Day of the American Civil War"
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PinkFloydActuary

"The Bloodiest Day of the Civil War"
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mrclay2000

"September 17, 1862 - America's Bloodiest Day"
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