Calendar of Events


Ongoing Opportunities

A Civil War Christmas at Catoctin Breeze Vineyard

  • December 1 at 6:30 PM

Capture54587.JPGA special holiday program highlighting how Americans celebrated Christmas during the struggles of the Civil War. Read More

  • Catoctin Breeze Vineyard

    15010 Roddy Rd
    Thurmont, MD 21788
  • Website

Civil War Holiday Encampment

  • December 2 at 9 AM

Carroll_CCFM_Winter Encampment_2.JPGExplore a Civil War encampment and even help decorate the camp tree at the Carroll County Farm Museum. Read More

  • Carroll County Farm Museum

    500 S. Center Street
    Westminster, MD 21157
  • Website

Porch Program: Newcomer Illumination

  • December 2

PORCH PROGRAMS.jpgIndividualized luminaries created by the public will be displayed on the Newcomer House grounds. Read More

  • Newcomer House

    18422 Shepherdstown Pike
    Keedysville, MD 21756
  • Website

Memorial Illumination

  • December 2 at 6:00 PM

AntietamNB_1.jpg23,000 luminaries will be placed on the field, representing a casualty from the battle. Read More

  • Antietam National Battlefield

    5831 Dunker Church Rd.
    Sharpsburg, MD 21782
  • Website

Traditional Village Christmas

  • December 2 at 10 AM

wreath.jpgExperience Christmas in Catoctin furnace, complete with baked goods and fresh wreath-decorating. Read More

  • The Collier's Log House in Catoctin Furnace

    12607 Catoctin Furnace Road
    Thurmont, MD 21788
  • Website

Shepherdstown Ford and Beyond

  • December 4 at 7 PM

Waud-Ford near Shepherdstown.jpgDr. Thomas Clemens will discuss the last battle of the Maryland Campaign of 1862 and the events that led to the removal of General McClellan from the head of the Army of the Potomac. Read More

  • Community Room 308/309

    Washington County Free Library
    100 S. Potomac Street
    Hagerstown, MD 21740
  • Website

“Brinton’s Brandy” at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine

  • December 7 at 7 PM

brintons brandy carousel.jpgGain access to special events over three months, culminating in the production of a special brandy, created through a partnership between the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and Tenth Ward Distillery. Read More

  • National Museum of Civil War Medicine

    48 East Patrick Street
    Frederick, MD 21701
  • Website

Hagerstown Civil War Round Table Lecture

  • December 7 at 7:30 PM

Burnside Bridge.jpgJoin the Hagerstown Civil War Round Table for their December lecture. Read More

  • Homewood Suites

    1650 Pullman Lane
    Hagerstown, MD 21740
  • Website

Civil War Church Service

  • December 9 at 1 PM

Steve McCarty at Gettysburg 154th.JPGAttend a Civil War era church service at Rocky Springs Chapel. Read More

  • Historic Rocky Springs Chapel

    7817 Rocky Springs Road
    Frederick, MD 21702
  • Website

Museums by Candlelight

  • December 9

Museums by Candlelightblack.jpgVisit over a dozen sites in Frederick County for historic holiday themed activities. Read More

“Great Risk of Opium Eating” – Young Historians Series

  • December 16 at 2:30 PM

Laudanum social media.jpgExplore how physicians confronted a Civil War-era addiction crisis. Read More

  • National Museum of Civil War Medicine

    48 East Patrick Street
    Frederick, MD
  • Website

Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship

  • December 26 at 4 PM

Evangelical Lutheran Inside.jpgVisit twelve historic Frederick churches with this special sunset and evening program. Read More

  • Downtown Frederick

  • Website

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