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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?

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...