The Memorial Illumination

The Dunker Chruch and Maryland Monument w luminaries
The Maryland Monument and Dunker Chruch with luminaries.

NPS Antietam


2023 Memorial Illumination

Antietam National Battlefield will present the Annual Memorial Illumination on Saturday, December 2, 2023 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.

The temporary visitor center is closed that day except for the park store and the lobby which will be open from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. Visitor services during the day will be limited and only porta johns will be available. The northern end of the park, north of Route 34, will close at 3:00 pm.

Map of the Memorial Illumination
Map of the Memorial Illumination



Last updated: December 8, 2022

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