A nine-mile, bus accessible, eleven-stop tour road takes you through the battlefield. The battlefield tour is designed to be self-guided. The self-guided tour takes about an hour and a half, giving students time to get off the bus and walk Bloody Lane and to the Burnside Bridge. Please click here to view the tour map.
Students and teachers may enhance their self-guided tour by using the "Antietam: People and Places" handout. Click here to download handout. (pdf, 8.2 mb) This includes stories specific to each stop on the route and is especially suitable for school groups. Another self-guided driving tour to complement your students' visit is "Contradictions and Divided Loyalties: Slavery on the Antietam Battleground." Click here to download handout. (pdf, 2.3 mb) This handout also follows the driving tour route.
There are also several teacher-led activities that students can complete during their visit including museum and battlefield scavenger hunts. Please click here to download these activities.
Although the battlefield tour is designed for you to do on your own, a certified battlefield guide can be hired through our cooperating association's museum store to provide a guided tour. Please call (301) 432- 4329 or visit http://antietammuseum.stores.yahoo.net/bato.html for more information.