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Contact: Keith Snyder, 301-432-5124
SHARPSBURG, Md. – You can help the National Park Service (NPS) provide more convenient, safe access to key areas of Antietam National Battlefield. Please come to an open house to look at new concepts and share your ideas about what a visit may look like in the future.
What: Open House
When: Thursday, November 17, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Antietam National Battlefield Visitor Center
5831 Dunker Church Road
Sharpsburg, MD 21782
In a continuing mission to preserve the place and the memory of the “bloodiest one-day battle in American history,” parcels of land have been added to the national battlefield at different times, which means that key locations do not have public access and trails through the park do not connect to one another to create an intuitive, seamless experience. Based on public feedback and other considerations, the NPS will improve the tour route and stops, trails, accessibility to those with disabilities, and understanding of the battle and its legacy.
Online comments are also welcome. Please visit https://parkplanning.nps.gov/ANTICirculationPlan for more information and to submit comments. Comments will be accepted until December 5, 2016.
Public feedback will inform the park’s Visitor Access and Circulation Plan/Environmental Assessment. The plan will amend key elements of the park’s 1992 General Management Plan including visitor circulation, the visitor center area, tour stops, and trails.
Please Note: Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.