Antietam is considered one of the best preserved battlefields in the country. The historic landscape provides great opportunities to see and understand how terrain affected the soldier's experience during the twelve hours of combat on September 17, 1862. From the Dunker Church to Bloody Lane, from the Burnside Bridge to the National Cemetery, Antietam is a place to reflect on the sacrifices made during our Nation's greatest struggle.
Be sure to stop by the park visitor center to begin your visit. During the summer months and weekends in the spring and fall you can visit the Pry House Field Hospital Museum.
If you are looking to conduct research while you are visiting Antietam, check out our library page for all the important details.