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Sat, Dec 16



Hike: Antietam National Battlefield, MD

Antietam National Battlefield is the site of the bloodiest single day of combat in American military history and the battle played an important role in the issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation.

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Time & Location

Dec 16, 2023, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST

Antietam, 302 E Main St, Sharpsburg, MD 21782, USA

About the Event

$36. Long hike: 9½ mi. Moderate hike: 6½ mi. Minimal elevation gain for both hikes.

It is one of the best-preserved Civil War battlefields: visitors will view a landscape that has altered little since 1862, when the battle occurred. All hikers will take the Cornfield Trail and the West Wood Trail. They will then pass through the “Bloody Lane” and proceed along the Three Farms Trail and Union Advance Trail to the Burnside Bridge. Long hikers will take an additional loop at the bridge along the Snavely Farm and Final Attack Trails.

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