National Battlefield

Antietam Dog Policy

Antietam National Battlefield is Dog Friendly

Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []

Antietam National Battlefield preserves the history of the Battle of Antietam in 1862. Around 23,000 soldiers were killed in the battle, and it ended the first Confederate invasion into the north. Visitors can view exhibits in the visitor center, walk the battlefield, and take an auto tour through the sites.

Antietam National Battlefield is fairly dog friendly. While dogs are not allowed inside buildings, and thus can't see indoor exhibits, they are allowed along trails and throughout the battlefield while on a leash.


Annual Visitors

Trail Policy

Dogs are allowed on trails while on a leash no longer than 6'. There are a number trails through the battlefield, and they're detailed on the National Park Service site.

Campground Policy

The Rohrbach Group Campground here is not a public campground; it is only for scouts and civic groups.

Location & Map


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