Basic Information

5831 Dunker Church Rd.
Sharpsburg, MD 21782

Ten miles south of I-70 on Maryland Route 65

Antietam National Battlefield Visitor Center

The visitor center is open daily 9am to 5pm. The grounds are open to drive from sunrise to sunset.

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Additional Information

The weather is fairly mild. Summers can be very warm and humid and winters cold and snowy. We have four distinct seasons with the fall and spring being the best times to visit the battlefield.

Entrance Fees:

Antietam National Battlefield Entrance Fee - $5.00

3 day pass - $5.00 per person (age 16 and older, 15 and under, free) This is the entry fee to the battlefield proper, museum, movie, and ranger programs.

Antietam National Battlefield Entrance Fee - $10.00

3 day vehicle pass. This pass covers everyone in a vehicle, ie. family. The pass covers entry to the battlefield proper, museum, movie, and ranger programs.

Entrance Passes:

Interagency Senior Pass - $10.00

Interagency Senior Pass: Valid for life. This is a lifetime pass for U.S. Citizens or permanent residents, age 62 or over. This pass provides access to, and the use of Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity Fee*. This pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle areas and pass holder plus 3 adults at per person fee areas.

Interagency Access Pass - $0.00

Interagency Access Pass: Valid for life. This is a lifetime pass for U.S. Citizens or permanent resident with permanent disabilities. Documentation is required to obtain the pass. This pass provides access to, and use of Federal recreation sites that charge an entrance fee.

Antietam National Battlefield Annual Pass - $30.00

Valid for one year from month of purchase for Antietam National Battlefield only. Admits pass holder and passengers in a single private vehicle.

Interagency Military Pass - $0.00

This is a free pass to active duty military personal and their dependents. In order to qualify for the pass, the military member must present a valid Department of Defense, CAC Card. Dependents must present a valid Department of Defense ID (DD Form 1173) that identifies the dependent and his or her sponsor. Some members of the Military Reserve might not be eligible.

Antietam National Battlefield Visitor Center

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.

 
Cannons and clouds at Antietam National Battlefield
Cannons on display at Antietam National Battlefield
 

Antietam National Battlefield is located in western Maryland, 10 miles south of Hagerstown in Washington County. The best place to start your visit is at the park visitor center. The GPS address for the visitor center is 5831 Dunker Church Road, Sharpsburg, Maryland, 21782. We have brochures, museum exhibits, a film, a museum store, and park rangers and volunteers on duty to help you get oriented. The battlefield is approximately 3,000 acres that you can explore in your car or by walking. Go to our things to do page for more detailed information. The park does have an entrance fee. Click here for fee information.

School groups that would like to plan a visit, click here.

Military groups conducting professional military education in the park, click here.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 158
Sharpsburg, MD 21782

Phone:

(301) 432-5124

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