Antietam Library and Research Center
The park library maintains a collection of books and manuscripts relevant to the study of the Battle of Antietam, development Antietam National Cemetery and the National Park. Library holdings include books, bound volumes, vertical files, manuscripts, limited photographs, maps, and microfilm.
The library is available for research on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-5:00 by appointment. Please click here to schedule a time and date. Please note that the library is closed on all Federal holidays.
Researchers are required to sign in each time they use the facility. Researchers are welcome to bring laptop computers, digital cameras, notebook paper and pencils. Personal files, backpacks, briefcases and researcher owned paper collections are not allowed. Access to the vertical files and some of the books is through the assistance of the park staff only. We have very limited capacity to photocopy material (no more than 30 copies per person and we may need to mail these to you after your visit). Some library holdings may not be reproduced due to curatorial concerns or copyright restrictions.
At this time we do not have a great deal of information on those who fought here. If you are looking for your civil war ancestor, click here for more information.
Did You Know?
William McKinley served at Antietam as a Commissary Sergeant in the 23rd Ohio Infantry before becoming the nation’s 25th President. A monument to him at Antietam was dedicated in his memory on October 13, 1903, two years after he was assassinated.