Antietam Battlefield (and Antietam Creek Winery) 10-24-20
Updated: May 20, 2021
For anyone interested in U. S. history, Antietam Battlefield is a must. To know this was the bloodiest one-day battle of the Civil War, makes you feel a quiet presence while visiting the vast grounds.
What I like about Antietam is the landscapes. The open fields. Trying to picture the thousands of men who were here. Going during the fall, there are incredible colors of the green fields and rolling hills. (#antietam #antietambattlefield #civilwarsites #antietamcreekwinery)
This is a special place. There are vast hills and beautiful views of the area and plenty of space to find a place to be reverent, thinking about these hallowed grounds. There are different places to drive to (besides the main entrance where the visitor's center is) so if one area is crowded you can find another one that isn't.
Eat, Drink & Be Merry
As you leave the main entrance/area of Antietam (where the visitor's center is) you drive by Antietam Creek Winery. (#antietamcreekvinery #wineriesinmaryland #wineriesinwashingtoncountymd) It was a small winery but had a nice vibe. There were picnic tables, fire pits and areas to spread a blank on. There was a food truck on-site but we brought our own picnic so we didn't try it. A duo was playing and singing, which nice. Peter made grilled chicken wings, and we also brought cheeses, crackers, nuts and cut up veggies. This is our standard picnic fare! We have found with most wineries, the food is limited, so it's always a good idea to bring your own. They had flights of their various wines and we settled on the Antietam Creek Vidal Blanc which was a light white, somewhat sweet, but delicious.
Antietam is a great day trip, especially if you're interested in American/Civil War history. It also is a good place for landscape photography.