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I love visiting this area. The battlefield is really three locations/notches where battles... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Jon W C
Annapolis, Maryland
For history buffs

The South Mountain site is extensive so be prepared to walk a bit. There are a lot more trees now... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Ken R
Paisley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

I love visiting this area. The battlefield is really three locations/notches where battles occured. I'm a fan of Fox's Gap, but also War Correspondent's Memorial at Crampton's. Also, is along the ATC

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jon W C
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The South Mountain site is extensive so be prepared to walk a bit. There are a lot more trees now so it is difficult to get a sense of the battle. It provides an enjoyable walk, however.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Ken R
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This battlefield is four small historic sites along the road, save the first which is at the Washington Monument State Park. There you can get a map to the four locations and some general information about battle. The North Carolina monument was probably the most...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 3 October 2016

A wonderful trip back in time to revisit our past and learn about the history of this area. This attraction is great for all ages.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank LordThomMohr
Reviewed 16 November 2015

You should really have a guide to help you understand what happened here. Some of the battlefield is not opened to the general public as it is still in private hands. We were especially interested in where the Iron Brigade fought but that was the...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Monica58860
Reviewed 1 August 2015

This state park preserves three separate fights at the "gaps", during which Confederates fought to hold off the approaching Union army. Unfortunately, the three sections here are fragmented and poorly marked. More signs are needed to help visitors locate them AND navigate from one to...More

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank GozerTheTraveller
Reviewed 4 June 2015

This is indeed a walk back in history. There are great vistas of Frederick County and Washington county. It is a small hike to the Monument and worth the trip. Don't forget to walk through the displays at the entrance.

Date of experience: October 2014
1  Thank PFO_Travels
Reviewed 11 April 2015

Cramptons , Foxs and Turners Gaps ~ These are a must see for any student of the war between the states ( The Battle of South Mountain ) The history the views the trails and the stories are on par with Sharpsburg. The maps do...More

Date of experience: April 2015
2  Thank Christopher W
Reviewed 24 September 2014

We did the State Park Ranger guided tour on the 152nd anniversary of the battle. I have already done all the ranger guided tours at the nearby national parks, so I wanted to see this other battlefield and do the tour. They do not do...More

Date of experience: September 2014
3  Thank zzyzzx
Reviewed 1 October 2013

This out of the way Maryland park includes the site of one of the most important 1862 Civil War battles- it set the stage for the horrible battle at Antietam a few days later. As the battle occurred in three places along the crest of...More

Date of experience: September 2013
2  Thank TX2OBX
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