Springs and Seeps
There are many springs found within the park, most of which were historically used as the main water source for the farm families. On the Mumma, Roulette, Pry and Miller farms, the springs are covered by either by a stone or concrete springhouse.
Water may also sporadically emerge in fields, woods or rock outcrops. Not being contained by a springhouse, springs will naturally continue on as a stream. These streams are intermittent, meaning they are only present certain times of the year, if at all.
Did You Know?
President Abraham Lincoln visited Antietam Battlefield two weeks after the battle and spent four days visiting General George McClellan, touring the battlefield and visiting the wounded of both sides.