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    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

2014 hours at Antietam National Battlefield

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Date: December 18, 2013

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.

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Bodies on the battlefield

Alexander Gardner's photographs of Antietam were the first ever images to show dead soldiers on the field of battle. A New York Times article about the photographs said it was if the "dead had been laid at our doorsteps." More...