Antietam National Battlefield | VISITOR CENTER

Antietam National Battlefield Visitor Center (photo by National Park Service)

Antietam National Battlefield Visitor Center (photo by National Park Service)

ADDRESS

5831 Dunker Church Road
Sharpsburg, MD 21872

OPERATING HOURS

The Antietam National Battlefield Visitor Center is open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM, except when closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Keep in mind that times can always change, so before making travel plans be sure to get the latest schedule on the National Park Service’s official Operating Hours and Seasons web page for the park.

AMENITIES

  • Ranger-staffed information desk where you can pick up a free park brochure and hiking trail guides
  • Museum
  • Book / souvenir store
  • Restrooms
  • Start of the Bloody Lane and Antietam Remembered trails

PARK FILM

A 20-minute film about the Battle of Antietam shows every half hour starting at 9:30 AM. It is a modern film with live action, and it does depict a good bit of violence. I wouldn’t go so far as to rate it PG-13, but it is definitely not for very young children.

NEWCOMER HOUSE

Those looking for information on all Civil War-related attractions in the area (Carroll, Frederick, and Washington counties) should stop at the Newcomer House operated by the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area, a partner of the National Park Service. The Newcomer House is one of only two Civil War-era houses at Antietam National Battlefield that are open to the public, the other being the Pry House.

Newcomer House at Antietam National Battlefield

Newcomer House at Antietam National Battlefield

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Last updated on September 15, 2023
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