Antietam National Battlefield
Antietam National Battlefield is managed within the historical context of General Robert E. Lee's first invasion of the North during the Civil War. The 1,926 acre park is located in the heart of Maryland and is surrounded by rolling hills dotted with farm fields and pastures reminiscent of the day of battle. Patches of forest, open meadow, streams, and cropland are found within the park. It is the park managers' challenge to understand how all these natural elements work together to achieve the desired landscape along with managing for the highest quality of environmental protection.