Antietam Battlefield Guide Tour Programs & Rates

Highlight Tour (2 hours): This tour is designed for those with young children or people on a tight schedule, and will cover the Cornfield, Sunken Road and Burnside Bridge overlook.
1-10 people: $65.00 per 2 hours
11-29 people: $120.00 per 2 hours
30+ people: $140.00 per 2 hours

Standard Tour (3 hours): This is our standard tour and includes an introduction to the Maryland Campaign at the Visitors Center as well as stops at the Cornfield, Sunken Road and Burnside Bridge. It is designed for individuals or groups seeking general knowledge of the battle and the battlefield. This tour is comparable to our old 2.5 hour tour although it is now 3 hours long.
1-10 people: $95.00
11-29 people: $170.00
30+ people: $200.00

Extended Tour (4 hours): This tour is designed for those visitors interested in exploring the battlefield in greater depth. It includes all parts of the Standard Tour however time is built in for additional stops or extended time at the 3 Standard Tour stops. Note: Walk-ins are not available for Extended Tours.
1-10 people: $120.00
11-29 people: $220.00
30+ people: $260.00

Antietam Plus Tour (6 hours): This 6 hour tour includes a Standard Tour of Antietam and a trip to one other battlefield, of the visitor’s choice, associated with the Maryland Campaign (either Harpers Ferry or South Mountain). All Antietam Plus tours originate at the Antietam Battlefield Visitors Center. Note: Walk-ins are not available for Antietam Plus Tours.
1-10 people: $205.00
11-29 people: $325.00
30+ people: $385.00

Campaign Tour (8 hours): The Campaign Tour covers all three battlefields of the Maryland Campaign (Antietam, South Mountain & Harpers Ferry). The tour originates at Antietam and travels to South Mountain and Harpers Ferry to explore the battles that preceded America’s bloodiest day. After touring South Mountain & Harpers Ferry you return to Antietam for the 3 hour Standard Tour. Note: Walk-ins are not available for the Campaign Tour.
1-10 people: $265.00
11-29 people: $425.00
30+ people: $505.00

Other Programs:

Walk-in service: Walk-in service is available, during park operating hours (dawn to dusk), on a first come first serve basis for the 2 hour Family Tour and the 3 hour Standard Tour, however with walk-in service a guide cannot be guaranteed. To guarantee a guide, make a reservation in advance of your visit to Antietam. For reservations, call toll-free at 1-866-461-5180 or 301-432-4329 during business hours (9:00-5:00 EST) to book a tour or to inquire further about our guide service.

Customized Tours: If you are interested in a particular part of the battlefield or a specific unit or if you have an ancestor who fought at Antietam guides are available to provide a Customized Tour for you of two, three or four length. Walk-in tours are not available for Customized Tours.

Hiking or Biking Tours: We also offer hiking and biking tours geared toward youth and school groups. Walk-in tours are not available for Hiking and Biking Tours.

To book a tour, please call the Antietam National Battlefield Museum Store at 1-866-461-5180 or 301-432-4329.


Your guide will drive your vehicle during the tour so please allow one seat open.

If a tour group arrives after the scheduled tour start time, and has not informed the guide they will be late, the tour guide may choose to leave. If this occurs, tour fees will not be refunded.

Check the guide biographies at our website. If there is a particular guide you are interested in securing, let the bookstore employee know that.

12 responses

  1. Do you offer tours on Sunday, and if so, can a morning tour be booked? For two people for the 3 hour tour what is the total cost? It wasn’t clear on your website if the cost was $95 for the tour for two or if it was $95 each. Thanks!

    1. William J Corcoran | Reply

      Is it possible to drive your own vehicle instead of having the guide drive it?

      1. Yes, that can certainly be done.

  2. Gregory Linkous | Reply

    We are planning a vacation from Oct 20 to Oct 28, 2018. Can you please send us information. Thank you.

  3. We may be visiting in December, 2018, on a weekday. How much walking is included in tours (we like to walk, weather permitting)?

  4. Afternoon – can we book a Battlefield Guide for a tour in early March 2019? thank you.


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  6. Was wondering , the fees for a two hour tour on Sunday 6-9 . Also what time do they start

  7. Does someone drive our car if we want to do the Highlight Tour?

    1. Typically, yes, though the driving situation is ultimately up to the owners of the car.

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