Antietam National Battlefield

Map of TRACK Trail at Antietam National Battlefield

The Mumma/Roulette Farm Trail is an easy 1 mile loop featuring interpretive exhibits about each farm and the Civil War history here. The trail traverses farm field, streamside, woodland, and pond habitats. Keep your eyes open and have fun!

Antietam was the bloodiest one-day battle in American history. 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia's first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln's issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.

Track an adventure here
Collectible sticker for Antietam

Location Details

Recreational Features: Interpretive Programs, Birding
Amenities: Restrooms, Visitor Center, Gift Shop
ADA Compliant:
Seasonality:
Trunk of a large sycamore tree
Mumma Farm Springhouse
Rocky stream with grassy banks
Large rock jutting out from beneath a bed of pine needles
A stand of cedar trees in a field
Barn at Mumma Farm
Roulette Pond
Roulette Farm Springhouse

Adventures for Antietam National Battlefield

Birds of Washington DC brochure
Hiking

Antietam: Birds

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
The Birds of the Greater Washington DC Area brochure shows kids where to look for different birds along the trail. The brochure contains illustrations of some of the more common woodland birds and information on how to identify them through various clues.
Nature's Hide and Seek brochure
Hiking

Antietam: Hide n Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
Mumma and Roulette Farms Scavenger Hunt brochure
Hiking

Antietam: Mumma and Roulette Farms

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
The Mumma and Roulette Farms Scavenger Hunt brochure will take kids on an adventure that is specialized for this trail. By following the map and using photo clues and observation, kids are challenged to find different cultural and natural features along the trail and complete activities related to each stop.
Need for Trees brochure
Hiking

Antietam: Need for Trees

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
1.00
By following the picture and textual clues found in "The Need for Trees" brochure, kids will discover six of the more common trees found along the trail. During their adventure, kids will learn about the need that people and other animals have for trees and about the roles trees play in the forest.

Directions

5831 Dunker Church Rd.
Sharpsburg, MD 21782
Latitude: 39.474153200000
Longitude: -77.744566300000

For official maps and directions click here

 

Traveling East on Interstate 70:

Exit 29A onto Rt. 65 south. Ten miles south on the left is the Visitor Center.

Traveling West on Interstate 70 from the Baltimore/Washington area:

Exit 29 onto Rt. 65 South towards Sharpsburg. Travel about 10 miles south to the Park Visitor Center entrance which will be on your left side.

Optional Route: Exit 49 onto Alternate Rt. 40 West towards Middletown. Continue through Middletown, over South Mountain to Boonsboro. Turn left onto Rt. 34 to Sharpsburg. When you enter town, turn right (north) onto Rt. 65 and the Park Visitor Center will be on your right a mile north of Sharpsburg.

Traveling North-South on Interstate 81:

Exit 1, Rt. 68, six miles east to Rt. 65. Turn RIGHT at light on Rt. 65. Five miles south on the left is the Visitor Center.

Partners

The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

The Antietam National Battlefield TRACK TRAIL was made possible by a partnership between the National Park Service and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation's Kids in Parks program. This project was financed in part by the National Park Service’s CONNECT TRAILS TO PARKS program, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System in 2018.