Sharpsburg: Antietam Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour

Sharpsburg: Antietam Battlefield Self-Guided Driving Tour

From US$ 8 per person

Experience a narrated self-guided driving tour of the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Valid 365 days
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Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Embark on an adventure that brings the Battle of Antietam to life
  • Learn about the single bloodiest day in American history
  • Hear about the sacrifices that many Irish Americans made
  • Benefit from an interactive self-guided tour via an app
  • See animated videos to visualize different parts of the tour
Full description
Experience the Battle of Antietam (Battle of Sharpsburg), the first major battle of the American Civil War to be fought on northern soil, with this self-guided driving tour in Sharpsburg. Benefit from the flexibility of a tour via an app that functions as a guide, narrator, and map all in one. Watch animated videos along the way that show you what you can't see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms. Begin your tour at the Antietam National Battlefield Visitor Center that features museum exhibits from the battle and the Civil War. From there, simply follow the set route in the app. Drive through the West Woods, a critical natural feature during the battle. Then, pass through the Mumma Farm and Cemetery. See animated videos to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms. Along the route, stop at the Piper Farm. Learn the history of the simple log cabin that the Pipers lived in. Stop at Burnside's Bridge, a landmark sometimes called “Rohrbach’s Bridge” or “Lower Bridge.” Next, explore the Hawkins’ Zouaves Monument that honors the men of the 9th New York, the unit that nearly succeeded in breaking the final Confederate line. End your tour by learning about the Antietam National Cemetery. Take away new knowledge of the bloody battle and sacrifices made at the Antietam National Battlefield. Enrich your experience with a tour developed by local guides, creative writers, and professional voice artists.
Includes
  • Self-guided tour taken via the app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access to the app
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Audio narration
  • Text explanations
  • List of entire route from stop to stop
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
  • Entry tickets/to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

The tour begins at the America's National Parks Store at Antietam National Battlefield, 5831 Dunker Church Rd, Sharpsburg, MD 21782, United States. This is a self-guided experience. There will be no guide waiting to meet you. Be sure to check your email before you begin to download the Action Tour Guide app, enter your unique password, and access your tour. These steps require good data/wifi. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route. If you have any questions, please visit ActionTourGuide.com/FAQ

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Important information

What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone
  • * Your own vehicle
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • You only need to book one tour per vehicle, not per person
  • This is a self-guided tour there will be no guide that will accompany you
  • The tour app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map all in one You must arrange for a vehicle before you take the tour
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the app needed to take the tour and a unique password to access the tour within the app
  • This tour is valid forever, from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change
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Product ID: 400360