Antietam National Cemetery
Antietam National Cemetery
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Part of the National Cemetery System, this site is where more than 4,776 Union soldiers are buried from the historic battle of Antietam, Monocacy and other military actions in Maryland.
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Traveller
New York City, NY3,245 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
I visited the Antietam National Cemetery quickly during my visit to the Antietam National Battlefield in April. It is the last stop on the self-guided driving tour. There is a parking lot near the road and then I walked over to the entrance of the cemetery. There was a statue of Abraham Lincoln and the words of the Gettysburg Address.
Written 29 May 2021
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RaceTrackHunter1970
Blandon, PA316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Stopped here as the final stop on the Battlefield Tour. Very well kept, incredibly organized resting place for 4,776 brave men who dies fighting for their beliefs. Only spent about 15 to 20 minutes total, but it really put it all into perspective. Makes me mad when people bash our country today when you look at what we went through as a country only about 150 year ago.
Written 5 August 2022
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Gemini670
New City, NY371 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
This is a worthy stop for anyone visiting Antietam. but it's distressing to see a tattered US flag at the top of the flagpole. I suggest that the National Park Service should replace it.
Written 27 April 2021
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
PROS
* Hallowed resting place of our American Civil War heroes
* The place looks organized and symmetrical and well-manicured lawn
* Not far from the Antietam Battlefield

CONS
* Hard to find exactly where it is after visiting the Antietam Battlefield
* Parking is down the road and across the street, with no safe way to cross

"I VISITED THIS PLACE"...
... as a conclusion to my brief solo survey of the Antietam battlefield. But it was not easy to find and the parking, as stated, is down away from the entrance and across the street from a busy high-speed road that I was not willing to cross on foot

ADVICES
It is obviously worthwhile and recommended to visit the final resting place of these young heroes, but beware- where to park and how to enter the place.
Written 7 July 2023
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HappyFreia
69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
A visit to the cemetery seemed the only appropriate way to conclude a visit to the Antietam National Battlefield. Helpful park staff/volunteers added layers of information to our visit.
Written 30 August 2019
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woosailor
Wooster, OH473 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
It is important to understand that these men and many, many more gave their lives for their country.
This is a very solemn and beautiful cemetery.
It is not in a busy place and these graves are well cared for.
There is also a large statue of a Civil War soldier as if to guard these men in the final resting places.
Written 2 May 2018
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BnKSimmons
Wyoming, MI248 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Family
A great spot for a visit after Antietam battlefield, make it part of your visit. A great feature - You can find the area where soldiers of your state are buried, there's a book that even lists the names and has a map of their location. Plan on 30-60 minutes here.
Written 18 October 2017
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Westcoastweirdo
Princeton, NJ286 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
Cemeteries have a deep emotional binding agent for all humans. Walking on top of the soldiers that fought for our liberties and beliefs was profound. We were lucky to stay at a Bed and Breakfast right next door to the National Cemetery (The Inn at Antietam).
An interesting story is that the Cemetery made an exception to allow the fallen soldier from the USS Cole to be buried there. He was young and lived in the town adjacent to the Cemetery.
Once again thank you to all the Veterans.
Written 13 August 2017
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CynthiafromOhio2011
Cleveland, OH337 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Friends
I visited here after spending the afternoon touring the Antietam Battlefield (see separate review). This was a moving end to a somber and profound day.

This was originally a battle site, occupied by the Confederate artillery. After the Battle of Antietam, soldiers were typically buried in shallow, make-shift graves on the battlefield. Subsequently about 5,000 Union soldiers were re-interred here (Confederate soldiers were buried elsewhere). About 40% of these soldiers remain UNKNOWN. The cemetery was dedicated on the 5th anniversary of the battle (Battle was Sept. 17, 1862).

The most notable feature is the private soldier monument, which in the middle of the cemetery, surrounded by the graves. This huge structure of granite is 44 feet tall and weighs 250 tons. The soldier is made of two pieces joined at the waist, and faces homeward to the north. The soldier weighs about 30 tons.

There are soldiers from WWI and WWII and Korea buried here, but the cemetery was closed in the 1950's due to running out of space. The one exception was a local boy (about 19) who was killed on the attack of the USS Cole in 200. When I visited there, it was right after his birthday and there were flowers near his grave. It brought me to tears. Peaceful, but very sad.
Written 7 April 2013
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Alan H
West Orange, NJ78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Couples
My second trip to visit this historic an very moving place. We hiked around the battlefield area covering about 8 miles with maps provided by the rangers at the Visitor Center. Also really bicycle friendly area although hilly. Good idea to read about ahead of visit for better understanding. Landscape Turned Red is recommended book.
Written 2 April 2013
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