Well, Gettysburg is, at the minimum, a one hour drive from Sharpsburg.
There are motels in both Hagerstown, and in Shepherdstown, WV.
Both locations are a short drive from Sharpsburg. There is a Sleep Inn on
Rte. 65 just south of I-70 in Hagerstown. I've stayed there on several
occasions, and it is only 10-15 minutes from the battlefield. Nearby is
a large Prime Outlets mall. That is where many wives head. I-70 can
also be used to head for Frederick, MD, which is about 1/2 hour from
Hagerstown. Frederick has a wonderful restored downtown area with
If interested in B&B's, there are several in and around Sharpsburg.
At 09:09 PM 2/8/2004, you wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Brian Morris
> To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2004 12:59 PM
> Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Accomadations
> You might try staying in Gettysburg. It's only a 30-45 minute drive from
> Antietam and has plenty of nice places to stay. Many more than in the
> immediate area of Antietam. I highly recommend the Travelodge. The
> to Gettysburg is your wife will have lots of not Civil War type options to
> I had a problem similar to yours last year. My wife and I spent 3 days in
> Gettysburg and she could care less about the Civil War. However if you stay
> in Gettysburg there are many non Civil War type activities she can do. She
> can take a tour of Washington DC. They have really nice bus tours so she
> doesn't even have to drive. She could tour the Eisenhower farm. There are
> many nice antique shops in the Gettysburg area. She could drive to
> (52 miles) and see National Aquarium (My wife loved it).
> Hope that helps with some ideas.
> Hagerstown Maryland has as many nice motels as Gettysburg, is only 10
> minutes from antietam, is much closer to Baltimore and/or Washington. In
> other words a much better place to stay than Gettysburg.