• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

Plan Your Visit

Click here to download the 152nd Battle Anniversary Schedule pdf document, 229 kb

Click here for our annual schedule of events

When you arrive, if you have one to two hours:

- Explore the museum exhibits in the visitor center.

- View the 26-minute introductory film which is shown on the hour and the half- hour.

- Join a Park Ranger for a battlefield talk.

- Browse the Museum Store.

- Take the self-guided 8 1/2 mile auto tour through the battlefield. The tour has 11 stops and begins at the Dunker Church.

If you have more time, two to four hours, add the following:

- Buy an audio CD or join a Park Ranger for a more detailed auto tour.

- Join a Park Ranger for additional battlefield talks and walks.

- Take a self-guided hike on the Bloody Lane, Cornfield, Final Attack, Union Advance, Antietam Remembered, Sherrick Farm or Snavely Ford Trails.

- Stop by the Pry House Field Hospital Museum (Check at the visitor center for hours)

- Click here for a battlefield scavenger hunt (pdf, 460 kb) that you can complete while touring the battlefield and aswering questions.

 
 

OTHER HELPFUL/LOCAL WEBSITES AND INFORMATION

Area Accommodations For information about accommodations, write to: Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau Elizabeth Hager Center Hagerstown, MD 21740, Maryland Memories, Phone: (301) 791-3246 Toll Free: (888) 257-2600

www.HeartOfTheCivilWar.org
This new web site helps visitors experience the Heart of the Civil War - Washington, Frederick, and Carroll Counties. The web site was financed in part with state funds from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority. To find out more about visiting the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area visit the web site, or to request a travel packet, email info@heartofthecivilwar.org or call 800-999-3613.

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...