Antietam National Battlefield

Bloody Lane

The Bloody Lane at Antietam

5831 Dunker Church Road, Sharpsburg MD 21782

Intense fighting here in cornfields and woods, along creeks and roads, and around a tiny country church Sept 17, 1862, resulted in the bloodiest single-day battle of the war. A driving tour takes visitors to key parts of the battlefield including the Dunker Church, the Mumma Farm, the Sunken Road and the Burnside Bridge. A National Cemetery holds the remains of more than 4,500 Union soldiers. The visitor center offers ranger help and a film.

Park open daylight hours. Visitor center open 9 am-5 pm daily. $5/adult, $10/vehicle.