The Jefferson Arsenal
Functional, Historically Correct Civil War-era Small Arms Ammunition
Antietam Battlefield Tour
Explore the site of America's bloodiest day with a history expert
- 50 US dollars$50
- Antietam National Battlefield, 5831 Dunker Church Road, Sharpsburg, MD 21782
Every Saturday in March at 10:00 AM
"Such a storm of balls I never conceived it possible for men to live through. Shot and shell shrieking and crashing, canister and bullets whistling and hissing most fiend-like through the air until you could almost see them... I never expected to come back alive," - Lt. Col. A.S. "Sandie" Pendleton, eyewitness to battle On September 17th, 1862, the armies of North and South came to grips with one another on the banks of the Antietam Creek near Sharpsburg, Maryland in what would be the bloodiest single day of combat in American History. Join master historian and arsenal owner, Jon Swain, as he leads you across this hallowed battlefield, immaculately conserved by the National Park Service. Stand in the footprints of those brave and terrified soldiers who fought at Bloody Lane, the Cornfield, and Burnside's Bridge. Listen to their preserved stories and hear the desperation in their words, apparent even after over 150 years. Study the strategy of the commanders who led them to glory or to their doom. And take time to reflect on the service and sacrifice of the over 100,000 young Americans who met on these fields 160 years ago. This three-hour tour is a combination of driving and some light walking, and occurs every Saturday in March at 10:00 AM. Tours meet at the Antietam National Battlefield visitor center at 5831 Dunker Church Road, in Sharpsburg, MD and last for three hours. Tickets are $50 per person, and free of charge to children under 13. Light refreshments provided. Jon Swain is the owner of The Jefferson Arsenal. He has a Master's Degree in History and has professionally given historical and environmental tours across the country for 5 years now.
Cancellations of reservations for the guided battlefield tours must be made 24 hours before event.
+ (240) 409 2566
2829 Fry Rd, Jefferson, US-MD 21755, USA