Heart of the Civil War Visitors Center
Located approximately half a mile east of Sharpsburg along Maryland Route 34 on the western edge of the Antietam Creek sits the historic Newcomer House at Antietam National Battlefield – the site of the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area Exhibit and Visitor Center. The Newcomer House is one of the few remaining original homes on the battlefield. Built in the 1780s as part of a prosperous mill complex, it is run by National Park Service volunteers who will be a great resource for your questions about the area. Inside are three exhibit rooms where you can discover sites and displays that represent In the Heat of Battle, On the Home Front, and Beyond the Battlefield.