Antietam Battlefield: Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour
18 Ratings
Immerse yourself in the history of the Antietam Battlefield with this self-guided audio driving tour. Explore the battlegrounds and learn about the sacrifices made on the bloodiest day in American history.
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Antietam National Battlefield - Antietam National Battlefield is a National Park Service-protected area along Antietam Creek in Sharpsburg, Washington County, northwestern Maryland. It commemorates the American Civil War Battle of Antietam that occurred on September 17, 1862.
What's Included
  • GPS-triggered stories play hands-free, ensuring help is always available via Call, Chat, or Email.
  • Includes a comprehensive itinerary, travel tips, professional narration, videos, texts, and secret spots.
  • Operates offline with GPS maps and clear, turn-by-turn directions from one stop to the next.
  • Offers a private tour experience in your own or a rental car, complete with breaks at your leisure.
  • Provides a downloadable Tour Guide App with access via an included link and password.
  • Boasts flexible scheduling - use on any day or over multiple days without any expiry.
  • Excellent value with a single purchase per vehicle, saving money versus traditional bus tours.
What's Not Included
  • Attraction passes, entry tickets, or reservations
Additional Information

Advised: A single tour purchase per vehicle, not individuals. It’s a collective experience!

Immerse yourself in the Antietam Battlefield with this independently led driving tour. Witness the battlegrounds where Union and Confederate armies repeatedly engaged in a fierce competition for dominance. Relive the profound sacrifices made during the grisliest day in America’s Civil War history.

Post-reservation, refer to your email before installing the Action Tour Guide application, enter your exclusive code, and proceed to your tour. Good internet/wifi connectivity is mandatory for the aforementioned steps. Simply adhere to the audio instructions and the suggested route from that point.

This doesn’t include an admission ticket. Verify the operational hours prior to your visit.

No expiration date — This tour comes with lifetime access!

  • How to access: Once you book a tour, you’ll get a confirmation email with instructions. Follow the instructions right away: • Download the separate app • Enter the password • Download the tour • MUST DO while in strong wifi/cellular.
  • How to start the tour: Open Action’s separate audio tour guide app once onsite. • If there is just one tour, launch it. • If multiple tour versions exist, launch the one with your planned starting point and direction. • Go to the starting point. (Note: no one will meet you at the start. This tour is self-guided). • The audio will begin automatically at the starting point. If you face audio issues, visit the FAQ. • Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience.
  • Amazing Savings: why pay for an expensive, crowded, and limited bus tour — priced per person! — when you can have ONE amazing audio guide on your OWN phone for your WHOLE group?
  • Flexibility and Convenience: • Use the tour app anytime, on any day, and over multiple days. It’s perfect for tailoring your exploration and revisiting your favorite spots on future trips. • Start and pause the tour whenever you like, taking breaks and exploring side excursions at your own pace, free from the constraints of a group.
  • Comprehensive Tour Experience: •The app provides a full itinerary, travel tips, narrated audio stories, scripts, images, videos, and recommendations for additional activities. • Enjoy a private experience without the crowds, ideal for personalized stops and photo opportunities.
  • Ease of Use and Accessibility: • The app is hands-free and activates stories via GPS, offering support through call, chat, or email. • There is no need for a continuous cell or Wi-Fi connection as the GPS map works offline.
  • Memorable Keepsakes: • Utilize the app’s images to create a photo book or share on social media, ensuring you have high-quality, crowd-free memories from your trip.
  • Preparation: • After booking, download the app and the tour using a strong Wi-Fi connection. • Review the tour at home before your trip for a better experience.
  • Starting the Tour: • Open the app upon arrival at your destination. • Select the appropriate tour based on your starting point. • Head to the starting location; the audio will begin automatically. • Follow the suggested route and adhere to the speed limit for an optimal experience. • By following these instructions and taking advantage of the app’s features, users can enjoy a personalized, flexible, and in-depth exploration of their destination at their own pace and convenience.
America's National Parks Store at Antietam National Battlefield
Dunker Church Road
After booking the tour, search your email for the phrase "Set up your self-guided tour now." Follow these instructions NOW to finish setting up the tour while you have Wi-Fi/data. Do NOT wait until you are onsite.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(18 Ratings)
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May 27, 2024
Highly engaging and informative! - We love this self-guided tour. It was very engaging and my 11 year old son was glued to it from start to finish. Very easy to follow. I will definitely use this company again for our future historic destinations.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
May 21, 2024
It was like being at the battle. - You can picture the battle at each stop and how it may have played out. It came to life to be at the locations of each battle scene.
Review provided by Viator
May 20, 2024
Great tour - It was very educational and it worked great! Learned a lot! Would highly recommend to Anyone who wants a little bit more information
Review provided by Viator
Mar 30, 2024
Great place to visit - This was one of the best battlefield tours we've done. The route is well marked and the park service has a great online app you can listen to. It's great to be able to sit and look over the area while the scene is being described. Would recommend.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Dec 30, 2023
Very informative tour - Very much enjoyed this narrative. Very informative. The app did a great job of providing information based on my movements. An earlier reviewer said Verizon coverage is not very good here. I have Verizon and had no issues, I was abke to complete the tour with no service interruptions.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Nov 16, 2023
Awesome tour! I’m so glad I downloaded it - The audio tour did such a great job putting all the battlefield stops into context. I’m so glad I thought to look online for an audio tour before we started, and this one with GPS made it so easy to learn and drive.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Oct 24, 2023
Great app - This audio tour worked great. It was spot on! Would recommend it to anyone. We even used the same app for Gettysburg.
Review provided by Viator
May 15, 2024
Worthwhile - Very easy way to get a good idea of how these battles played out. Plenty of opportunity to get out of the car and explore more in depth if you wanted
Review provided by Tripadvisor
May 12, 2024
Good experience - The information provided was great. It was a very easy way to get an overview of the battlefield with lots of opportunities to get out and explore if you wanted
Review provided by Viator
Sep 5, 2023
enjoyable, succinct - Energetic and informative, though not too much. Corn field trail was nice. The tower and bridge are the two other big stops. We got lost at one point, not sure why. Recording started skipping around a lot after that.
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up to 4 guests
July 2024