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Visitor Center
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Park Visitor Center Closes for Rehabilitation This Summer

This spring, Antietam National Battlefield will begin a $6.8 million project to rehabilitate and preserve the historic visitor center, which originally opened to the public in the winter of 1963. We have closed the visitor center and plan to and reopen Summer 2023.

During the construction the park has installed a temporary visitor center building. The temporary visitor center has a small exhibit area, visitor information, fee collection area, bookstore and restrooms.

The project at the visitor center will:
  • Rehabilitate the visitor center’s interior and exterior.
  • Expand the building’s visitor entrance.
  • Increase accessibility with a new elevator and sidewalk reconfiguration.
  • Install solar panels to increase efficiency and sustainability.
  • Replace outdated mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.
  • Share a more inclusive interpretive story of the park.
To learn more about the historic visitor center, visit:

Project updates

The traffic pattern in the visitor center parking lot has changed from two-way to one-way traffic, moving from south to north, and we have added additional vehicle and pedestrian wayfinding signage for visitor safety.

Visitor center information

Temporary Visitor Center Open 7 Days a Week from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Park and Visitor Center closed Thanksgiving, December 25, and January 1.

Phone (301) 432-5124

Address: 5831 Dunker Church Rd. Sharpsburg, MD 21872

Last updated: January 31, 2023

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P.O. Box 158
Sharpsburg, MD 21782


301 432-5124

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