3519Observation Tower Closed for Repairs
- Aug 6, 2007Antietam National Battlefield Superintendent J.W. Howard has announced that the War Department Observation Tower located near the Sunken Road will be closing for repairs on August 6, 2007.
Beginning on that day repairs will be made to the tile roof and lightning protection system. In addition, repair work will be done on the metal stairs and railing which leads to the observation platform.
For reasons of visitor safety the Observation Tower and a portion of the Sunken Road Parking Area will be closed to public access. The closure will be in effect for a period of 30 days. The Sunken Road will remain open to the public during this period.
Tom Shay (posted from NPS website)
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