Antietam National Battlefield
Memorial Day is a federal holiday celebrated in remembrance of the men and women who died serving in the United States armed forces. The United States armed forces include the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Coast Guard. This holiday is celebrated on the last Monday in May. Memorial Day was first celebrated after the Civil War and was first known as Decoration Day. These are some of the best Memorial Day getaways near Baltimore.
Work to restore one of the most well-known bridges from the Civil War and a popular tourist attraction could begin as early as this summer, giving Burnside Bridge its first major restoration work since the 1950s.
Volunteers are lighting more than 23,000 candles across the rolling landscape of the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg.
The National Park Service is holding events at two Civil War battlefields to mark the 150th anniversary of the end of slavery in Maryland.
The National Park Service says it has begun repairing the Burnside Bridge at Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg after pieces of the stone arch fell into Antietam Creek in January.
Learn more about our nation’s history and pay tribute to those who have died in service by visiting these Memorial weekend destinations.
They pop up with amazing regularity along the park roads of Antietam National Battlefield — little shoebox-sized cedar boxes hanging vertically on fence posts, metal signs and tree stumps.
The Ku Klux Klan has been granted a permit to hold an event at Gettysburg National Military Park.
Players and scholars of 19th century American banjo music are gathering at the Antietam National Battlefield for a weekend of performances and presentations.
J.D. Taylor Jr. was planting trees at his Sharpsburg home when he came upon a startling sight: a live Civil War-era shell.
Organizers of a major Civil War battle re-enactment near Sharpsburg say they have enlisted local Boy Scouts to sell tickets.
A weekend conference at the Antietam National Battlefield is exploring the link between the banjo and the Civil War.