Calendar of Events


The Era of the American Civil War

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, Sept. 1-Dec. 10

Survey the major political, economic, social and cultural trends in the United States from 1840 to 1877 with instructor Stefanie Strosnider. Read More

  • Carroll Community College

    1601 Washington Road
    Westminster, MD 21157
  • Website

Newcomer House Illumination

  • Now through December 5

NewcomerIlluminationI70WelcomeCenter.jpgParticipate in an illumination on the grounds of the historic Newcomer House by dedicating your own luminary memorial. Read More

  • Newcomer House

    18422 Shepherdstown Pike
    Keedysville, MD 21756
  • 301-600-4031

A Civil War Christmas

  • December 3-5

Xmasinshep.jpgEnjoy living history, period music, lectures, walking tours, and family-friendly holiday fun in Shepherdstown and Sharpsburg Read More

  • Shepherdstown, WV and Sharpsburg, MD

  • Website

Civil War Christmas at Ferry Hill

  • December 5 starting at 10:00 AM

Historic holiday fun for the whole family at Ferry Hill, overlooking the Potomac River. Read More

  • Ferry Hill Plantation Visitor Center

    16500 Shepherdstown Pike
    Sharpsburg, MD 21782
  • Website

Meet the Author: John Banks

  • December 5 at noon

John Banks will discuss Connecticut Union soldiers at Antietam and beyond. Read More

  • Sharpsburg Christ Reformed Church

    117 W. Main Street
    Sharpsburg, MD 21782
  • 301-432-6182

General Jubal Anderson Early: Lee’s Bad Old Man

  • December 5 at 2:30 PM

Jubal.jpgHear Gail Stephens on Gen. Early's military service and post-Civil War career. Read More

  • National Museum of Civil War Medicine

    48 East Patrick Street
    Frederick, MD 21701
  • Website

Antietam National Battlefield Memorial Illumination

  • December 5 at 6:00 PM

8251076972_312ea60684_o.jpgThe annual Memorial Illumination honors those soldiers who fell during the Battle of Antietam. Read More

  • Antietam National Battlefield

    5831 Dunker Church Road
    Sharpsburg, MD 21782
  • Website

Museums by Candlelight

  • December 12 starting at noon

Museum of the Iron Worker fireplace.JPGCelebrate the holiday season at 20 historic sites across Frederick County. Read More

  • Across Frederick County

Christmas at Monterey Pass

  • December 19 at noon

Enjoy apple cider, living history, storytelling, music, refreshments and crafts at this special holiday event. Read More

  • Monterey Pass Battlefield Park and Museum

    14325 Buchanan Trail East
    Waynesboro, PA 17268
  • Website