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August 08, 2014
NPS Seeks Public Comment
National Park Service Seeks Public Comment on the Shepherdstown Battlefield Special Resource Study/Boundary Study/Environmental Assessment

August 01, 2014
National Park Service Releases Final Deer Management Plan for three Washington Area Civil War Battlefields
Today, the National Park Service (NPS) released the final version of its plan to manage white-tailed deer populations at Antietam and Monocacy national battlefields (Md.) and Manassas National Battlefield Park (Va.). The plan is now open for public review until September 3, 2014.

February 12, 2014
New Kids in Parks Track Trail
Antietam National Battlefield announces the opening of a “Kids in the Parks Track Trail.”

January 17, 2014
Burnside Bridge Temporarily Closed
A section of stone wall on the upstream side of the Burnside Bridge at Antietam National Battlefield has fallen into Antietam Creek, and the National Park Service has temporarily closed this pedestrian bridge.

December 18, 2013
2014 hours at Antietam National Battlefield
Visitor Center operating hours for 2014

Did You Know?

President Lincoln

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.