Monday, August 06, 2007

FYI: our beloved tower

The observation tower at Antietam is one of my favorite non-battle related features at the park. This elegant (rather than elaborate) structure has been providing panoramic views since the 1880s.

If you are planning a visit to our nation's premier battlefield with the next 30 days or so please know that the this is the scene at the tower that will greet you.

Sorry, but the tower will be closed to the public for about a month while crucial repairs are made to its lovely red tile roof.

Please be patient as our outstanding cultural resources crew gets this gem ready for battle anniversary weekend in September.

See you then!

Ranger Mannie

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