2008 Battle Anniversary Schedule
Friday, September 12, 2008 (pdf doc)
Saturday, September 13, 2008 (pdf doc)
Sunday, September 14, 2008 (pdf doc)
Hikes Only (Sat, Sun, and Wed) (pdf doc)
On Wednesday, September 17, 2008, the park will host a special walk, Morning in the Cornfield. This hike will meet at 7:00 a.m. at Tour Stop 4, The Cornfield and will last about one hour.
At 9:00 a.m. an all day hike of the battlefield will begin at the battlefield visitor center. This part of the hike will run until approximately noon and then break for lunch. The afternoon portion of the hike will start at 1:30 p.m. and will meet at the National Cemetery parking lot. The lot is located across the street from the Naitonal Cemetery on MD Rt. 34 and this is the start and end point for this hike.
Shaprsburg Heritage Days are taking place on September 13 and 14. Click here for a list of special lectures held in town.
Did You Know?
The Maryland State Monument is the only monument at Antietam dedicated to both sides. Marylanders fought for both the Union and the Confederacy. 20,000 people attended the dedication on May 30, 1900. President William McKinley, a veteran of the Battle of Antietam, was the keynote speaker