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Antietam Battlefield Offers Podcast on Cornfield Trail

Antietam Battlefield Offers Podcast on Cornfield Trail

Antietam National Battlefield is just one of several national parks across the country where park rangers are turning into podcasters. Hundreds of brief audio and video programs are up on park websites and on iTunes giving visitors a new national park experience. People can learn about park resources, take a guided tour, get help planning trips, and meet actual rangers.
Podcasts are a great way to offer ranger-led tours of specific areas that people can enjoy on their own schedule. More and more people download guided tours onto their own iPods or mp3 players prior to their national park trip. When they arrive, they literally have a ranger in the palm of their hand to guide them on a walking or driving tour.
The podcast can be downloaded from the Civil War Traveler website at or from iTunes, located at The Civil War Traveler site includes a downloadable map showing all the walking tour stops. A 16-page full color trail guide is available on the Antietam National Battlefield website at
Antietam is one of four Civil War battlefields in the United States to offer a podcast of an NPS ranger talking about the decisive and dramatic battle. Park staff worked with Civil War Traveler to develop the Antietam podcast. Interpretive Park Ranger Keith Snyder provides real time interpretation along the eight stops of the 1.6 mile Cornfield Trail. An introduction is given by Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area board member John Fieseler and music is provided by Southern Horizon, a group that performs 19th century period music.

News taken from The Crossroads newsletter distributed by the Hagerstown/Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau -

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