What are the Visitor Center hours?
From Memorial Day to Labor day - 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
From Labor Day to Memorial Day - 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Center is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.
How much does it cost?
The Park Entrance Fee is $4.00 per person and $6.00 per family.
How often is the movie shown?
The park shows two different films in the visitor center. A short overview film is shown on the hour and the half hour, except at noon. This 26-minute movie recreates the battle as well as talks about the importance of Antietam. Every day at 12:00 noon a one-hour documentary about the Battle of Antietam narrated by James Earl Jones is shown in the visitor center theater.
How do I tour the Battlefield?
The best way to view the battlefield is to take the self-guided driving tour. The tour road is 8½ miles long with 11 stops. Most visitors drive the route, but walking and biking are encouraged. A CD programs, which enhance the self-guided tour, may be purchased from the bookstore.
How do I get there?
There is no public transportation to the battlefield. Click here to get directions and a map to drive to the park.
Was Antietam before or after Gettysburg?
The Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863, was fought about nine months after Antietam, September 17, 1862. Antietam was the result of the first invasion of the North by the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, Gettysburg was the result of the second northern invasion.