During its open season, the Visitor Center is staffed by knowledgeable National Park Service volunteers and offers resources to help plan your visit to the area. Printed guides and brochures provide information about Washington, Frederick, and Carroll counties in Maryland. Three exhibit rooms explore the major themes of the heritage area: In the Heat of Battle, On the Home Front, and Beyond the Battlefield. Each room features sites and displays that relate to those themes.
Porch Programs take place at Newcomer House each month during the open season (April-December). Check out our calendar of events for a complete listing of these free, family-friendly programs on various Civil War-related topics.