South Mountain Battlefield State Park

Visiting The Battlefield

Exhibit inside the Museum at Washington Monument State ParkAll visits to South Mountain State Battlefield should begin with a visit to the battlefield’s office at Washington Monument State Park. While battlefield preservation is ongoing, nearly two-thirds of the battlefield remain unprotected. Because of this, please respect the property rights and privacy of our friends and neighbors when visiting and touring the battlefield.

The Battlefield holds annual events that interpret the Battle of South Mountain. Some of these events feature living history.

The Maryland Park Service maintains strict guidelines for the use of historic weapons. All re-enactors and interpreters are expected to adhere to the Maryland Park Service Standards For Historic Weapons Use.​​