The best way to explore Antietam is to take a self-guided 8 1/2 mile driving tour or hike through the battlefield. The Visitor Center features a 26-minute introductory film narrated by James Earl Jones which is shown on the hour and the half- hour, except from noon to 1:00 p.m. a one hour version is show. National Park Service rangers give battlefield talks and lead guided walks. For a personalized tour, Antietam Battlefield Guides provide a guide who will drive your personal vehicle around the park. Tour arrangements must be made in advance (call 301-432-4329). Rates vary depending on the length of time and size of the group. The Pry House Field Hospital Museum is a new museum onsite that features exhibits relating to the care of wounded.
5831 Dunker Church Road, Sharpsburg, Maryland.
Antietam National Battlefield is located 70 miles northwest of Washington, DC, 65 miles west of Baltimore, 23 miles west of Frederick and 13 miles south of Hagerstown. From I-70 West, take Exit 29 onto Rt. 65 South towards Sharpsburg. Continue about 10 miles south to the entrance on the left.
Open daily, except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day
Labor Day to Memorial Day 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Memorial Day to Labor Day 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Three Day Pass -- $4.00 per person (age 16 or older; 15 and under FREE) or $6.00 per family
Attractions Near Antietam Battlefield
- Greenbrier State Park - 12 miles
- Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park - 12 miles
- South Mountain State Battlefield - 15 miles
- Harpers Ferry National Historical Park - 17 miles
- National Museum of Civil War Medical Museum - 23 miles
- Monocacy National Battlefield - 27 miles