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 Year9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Phone (301) 432-5124
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?
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...