Calendar of Events

Memorial Illumination

Ongoing Opportunities

  • December 2 at 6:00 PM

Volunteers place over 23,000 candles on the battlefield. Each luminary represents a casualty from the bloodiest single-day-battle in American History. Driving tour begins at 6:00 p.m. on Route 34 east of Sharpsburg. In the event of high winds or heavy rain, this event will be rescheduled to December 9th. Note: The visitor center will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Several of the park roads will not be open after 3:00 p.m.