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Hagerstown, MD 21740
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Tucked away in pastoral western Maryland countryside, Antietam National Battlefield was the site of the bloodiest day of the Civil War, September 17, 1862. More than 23,000 Confederate and Union soldiers were killed or wounded during the battle. The landmarks—Burnside Bridge, Dunkard Church and Bloody Lane—remain largely intact. The Union victory at Antietam provided President Lincoln with the opportunity to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed slaves in the Confederate states and empowered the Union with moral authority. Antietam is about 90 minutes northwest of Washington and 9 miles south of Hagerstown, Maryland. The site opens to the public daily at 8:30 a.m.
A section of the Catoctin Mountain ridge forms the panoramic Catoctin Mountain Park. Visitors can enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, cross country skiing and other interesting activities in the park. The park is open to public throughout the year. The Visitor center is closed on major holidays.
A marvelous ski resort is situated in the Montgomery Township in the Franklin County, Pennsylvania, in the form of the Whitetail Ski Resort. It brags of varied skiing trails that cater to different individuals expertise in skiing. Check website for details.
The Charles Town Races & Slots is home to the Hollywood Casino that features variety of options for gaming. Table games, a separate poker room and much more awaits you at the casino. For more details, check website.