• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn


    National Battlefield Maryland

Visitor Centers

Visitor Center
Park Visitor Center
An NPS Photo

The park visitor center has a theater, exhibits, observation room, and museum store. The audiovisual program is a 26- minute orientation film narrated by James Earl Jones which is shown on the hour and the half hour. Interpretive talks are conducted daily by park rangers. During the summer season, ranger programs are expanded and scheduled more often. Check at the visitor center for a daily schedule.

Visitor Center Open Open All Year

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Phone (301) 432-5124

Closures Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years

Special Programs Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg), September 17. Independence Day Commemoration (Saturday closest to the 4th) The Memorial Illumination on the 1st Saturday in December.

Did You Know?

Henry Kyd Douglas

Henry Kyd Douglas, the youngest staff officer for Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was a native of the Sharpsburg area. His family home was just 4 miles west of the Battlefield. His uniform and personal library are part of the Battlefield collection.