"The Bloodiest Day of the Civil War" Top 5 Page for this destination Antietam by PinkFloydActuary
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I'm not much of a Civil War buff, but the allure of two of the most famous battlefields in the country (Antietam and Gettysburg) was too much to keep me away. I doubt many can feel anything but somber when visiting Antietam. From the visitor center, along the recommended auto tour, you know that 150 years ago, 23,000 people were killed here in one day. You'll easily spend an hour or two just doing the auto tour, but can spend so much more if you stop to read the memorials, monuments, and placards along the roadside.
- Pros:Tons of history - you will get your money's worth
- Cons:The roads are too narrow in places to pull over and read placards
This small state park is about 30 minutes southeast of Antietam. There are a few civil war placards here, but it's most... more travel advice
At the end of Bloody Lane is a fairly tall observation tower, which gives you the opportunity to see some panoramic... more travel advice
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