2014 hours at Antietam National Battlefield
For 2014, the Antietam National Battlefield Visitor Center in Sharpsburg, Maryland will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm. The Visitor Center has exhibits, a museum store and a 26-minute introductory film that is shown every half hour starting at 9:00 a.m., with the last showing at 4:00 p.m. Park Rangers will present programs in the visitor center every day at10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Park grounds are open during daylight hours.
The 2014 calendar matches the calendar of 1862. In September the park will commemorate the events of the Maryland Campaign as close as possible to the day and date that the events of the campaign took place. Be sure to check the park website, www.nps.gov/anti, and the park Facebook page, www.facebook.com/antietamnps, for updates.
Did You Know?
Robert Gould Shaw served as a Captain in the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry and was wounded in the Cornfield at Antietam before taking command of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry made famous in the movie Glory.