Due to tomorrow's weather forecast which includes rain and high winds, the National Park Service has made the decision to cancel the 2022 Memorial Illumination at Antietam National Park. The Illumination will not be rescheduled.
We're thankful to all of the employees and volunteers who have helped us prepare for this event and were ready to help us tomorrow.
We look forward to seeing everyone next year, Saturday, December 2, 2023.
The park's temporary visitor center will be open tomorrow from 9am-5pm and the park grounds will be open from sunrise to sunset.
2022 Memorial Illumination
Antietam National Battlefield will present the Annual Memorial Illumination on Saturday, December 3, 2022 to honor the 23,000 casualties from the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862.
The event is a driving tour open to the public starting at 6:00 pm. Cars enter the park by traveling west on Route 34 and lining up on the shoulder of the road. Cars are allowed to enter the event until midnight. Walking is not allowed.
Last updated: December 2, 2022