A permit is required to conduct organized recreational events, commercial filming or photography, sales or distribution of written material, business operations, and groups of horseback riding (10 Or More) within Antietam National Battlefield.
Below are links to Applications for a Special Use Permit. Applications must be received at least 2 weeks before the date of the proposed event.
A non-refundable application fee of $50.00 in the form of a check or money order made out to the National Park Service is to accompany your application. Current National Park Service policy states that "A permittee, while on park property, may not collect admission or any other money associated with a special event. All permittee monetary transactions must take place outside the park".
Other costs may be incurred by the National Park Service as a result of your event. They include the costs involved with monitoring the event, inspecting black powder weapons, and directing traffic and other associated costs. Your permit will contain an estimate of these costs and you will be billed for these services after the event. Permit holders must supply the equipment required for their event.
Thank you for your interest in Antietam National Battlefield. If you have questions please contact the Special Use Permit Coordinator at 301-432-2243.
Did You Know?
Over 500 cannons participated in the Battle of Antietam, firing over 50,000 rounds of ammunition. The cannonade was so severe that Confederate artillery commander Colonel S.D. Lee described the battle as "artillery hell."