Date and Time
December 1, 2012, 6:00 p.m. to midnight.
Rain or Snow Date: December 8, 2012
Antietam National Battlefield
Antietam is located in Sharpsburg, Maryland, approximately 70 miles northwest of Washington, DC, 65 miles west of Baltimore, 23 miles west of Frederick and 13 miles south of Hagerstown. The main entrance to the Illumination is Richardson Avenue off Maryland Route 34. From Boonsboro, travel west on Route 34. A line will form on the westbound shoulder.
- Be patient and prepared for a long wait. The line of cars to enter can be up to two hours long.
- Visitors are prohibited from walking the tour route.
- Note, the visitor center closes at 3 p.m. There are no bathrooms along the route.
- Vehicles must use parking lights only and proceed without stopping.
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