• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

Hiking the Battlefield

Battlefield Podcasts Now Available for the Cornfield Trail, the Union Advance Trail and the Final Attack Trail.

Working with our partner, Civil War Traveler, Antietam National Battlefield has developed three trail Podcasts. Podcasts are audio files that can be downloaded onto an iPod or mp3 player, then taken to the battlefield for a walking tour. The three trails with podcasts are: the Cornfield Trail, the Union Advance Trail and the Final Attack Trail.

The podcasts are located on our partner's website. There you will find detailed instructions and battlefield maps to accompany the audio tours. Your tour guide is Park Ranger Keith Snyder.

Go to Civil War Traveler's Podcast Page.

 

Battlefield Trail Guides Available for Download

Download a three page trails guide (pdf, 184 kb) that has been formatted to print on letter paper. This guide lists all of the current trails, including the new Bloody Lane and Three Farms Trails that just opened, and a map.

Click here to download a two page Bloody Lane Trail Guide (pdf, 132 kb). This is the newest trail in the park and it is 1.6 miles in length. The trail starts at the visitor center and follows in the footsteps of Union soldiers in their march toward Bloody Lane. A 16-page full color trail guide is available in our bookstore and on-line.

Click here to download a two page Cornfield Trail Guide (pdf, 272 kb). The Cornfield Trail is 1.6 miles in length and starts at Auto Tour Stop 2. A 16-page full color trail guide is available in our bookstore and on-line.

The West Woods Trail (pdf, 245kb) now weaves through the historic woodlot. Start at the park Visitor Center to take this 1.5 mile trail.

Click here to download a two page trail guide for the Antietam Remembered Trail (pdf, 118 kb). This quarter-mile paved trail starts and ends at the park visitor center. A 16-page full color trail guide is available in our bookstore and on-line.

The newest trail at Antietam is the Union Advance Trail (pdf, 276 kb). It is about a mile and starts and ends at the Burnside Bridge parking area, auto tour stop 9. A 16-page full color trail guide is available in our bookstore and on-line.

Explore the final hours of the Battle of Antietam by walking the Final Attack Trail (pdf, 333 kb). It is 1.7 miles long and starts and ends at the Burnside Bridge parking area, auto tour stop 9. A 16-page full color trail guide is available in our bookstore and on-line.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Six generals were killed or mortally wounded at the Battle of Antietam - 3 Union and 3 Confederate. Today, the location where they were killed is marked by a mortuary cannon, a cannon barrel muzzle down in a block of stone.