Calendar of Events

Aftermath of Battle Weekend

Ongoing Opportunities

  • September 21 at 9 AM

Explore what the battlefield would have been like after the firing had ceased. Living history volunteers will tell the story of the United States Sanitary Commission and demonstrate the role it played in improving the life of the common soldier by portraying a soldier feeding station. They will discuss their role in the Civil War and the aftermath of the Battle of Antietam by providing comfort and solace to the troops. In addition, park volunteers will demonstrate wet plate photography, the process that Alexander Gardner used to capture the haunting images of the Civil War dead at Antietam that changed the way that the American public viewed warfare.

Programs are free, park admission is $15 per vehicle.