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“A well-kept place”

Antietam National Cemetery
Ranked #4 of 17 things to do in Sharpsburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 29 July 2014

The cemetery is not inside the battlefield. It's in old town Sharpburg, MD but can be accessed from the battlefield if you drive to see Burnside Bridge. You have to park on the side of the road. The cemetery is very well kept. Walking through it made us feel appreciate our freedom and thank those who lost their lives, trying to protect our freedom. I'm forever thankful.

Thank ModWilliams
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

This park, a solemn reminder of past conflict, is a joyful celebration of family, friends, citizens, food, music , and fireworks for the 4th of July. The National Park Service invites you to put down a tarp or blanket, bring a dinner or picnic, and listen to the Baltimore Symphony play patriotic music and songs. Before the 7:30 concert there is time to tour the grounds, see the visitor center before they close at 3:00, purchase food from local groups raising funds, toss a football or join a pick up soccer game. You make friends with those around you and watch families with children create fun for young and old. The picnics range from small tables with flowers and china to large gatherings with substantial meals. Yogi Bear would not know where to start. Rangers patrol quietly while the hillside and areas around the center become a maze of chairs and strollers. The symphony starts and you listen and sometimes sing along to music that you know from childhood. Two hours later after you have enjoyed a musical feast you look to the sky for fireworks that end the night with colors, and yes, a bang! The park allows you to put down your blanket and come back, and patience is required at the end of the night as it takes 60-90 minutes to leave. We have done this twice in 7 years and will come back again. They waive fees for this day

Thank TinkTravel1
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

I liked this cemetery better than the Gettysburg National Cemetery. This one is quieter; I was the only one there the day I went.

The entry fence and building at the entry give this cemetery an old-fashioned, Victorian-era feel. There are a few memorials and benches to rest on. It's just a peaceful place to think and reflect. There are a few beautiful flowering bushes by the entry building. The entry building does have restrooms in it.

Apparently the woodchucks like this place too; I saw three of them.

1  Thank kren250
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Really nice place to walk around. Has benches to rest at. Has an incredible status in the center. Beautiful entrance. Nice place for a picnic

Thank Kim M
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

Definitely worth the visit. The museum is amazing and the drive through the battleground was incredible. You really get a true sense of what happened during this Civil War battle.

Thank Sandra N
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