Calendar of Events

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Ongoing Opportunities

The Wig-Wags: Communications During the Civil War

  • August 18 & 19

Signal Corps 2a.jpgLearn about communications during the Civil War and send your own messages with signal flags. Read More

  • Washington Monument State Park

    6620 Zittlestown Road
    Middletown, MD 21769
  • 301-432-0452

Antietam Kayak and Brunch

  • August 19 at 11 AM

Capture.PNGFloat down Antietam Creek and see the battlefield from a new perspective. Read More

  • Newcomer House

    18422 Shepherdstown Pike
    Keedysville, MD 21756
  • Website
    301-834-9950
    $

Summer Civil War Lecture Series

  • August 22 at 7 PM

clemenslecture.pngLocal historian and Antietam Battlefield Guide Dr. Tom Clemens will present "Zouaves, the First and the Bravest" Read More

  • Jacob Rohrbach Inn

    138 W. Main Street
    Sharpsburg, MD 21782
  • Website
    301-432-5079

Battle of Hagerstown Encampment

  • August 25 at 9 AM

Cumberland_Landing_May_1862 (2).jpgMeet soldiers, a sutler, and a member of the U.S. Sanitary Commission at an encampment hosted the Washington County Historical Society. Read More

  • Miller House Museum

    135 W. Washington St.
    Hagerstown, MD 21740
  • Website
    301-797-8782
    $

Founders Day

  • August 25 at 9 AM

monocacy visitor center.jpgEnjoy a cupcake and celebrate 102 years of the National Park Service at Monocacy National Battlefield. Read More

  • Monocacy National Battlefield Visitors Center

    5201 Urbana Pike
    Frederick, MD 21704
  • Website
    301-662-3515

Artillery Demonstration Programs

  • August 25

Hear the roar of cannonfire at Antietam National Battlefield. Read More

  • Antietam National Battlefield

    5831 Dunker Church Rd.
    Sharpsburg, MD 21782
  • Website
    301-432-5124
    $

Book Talk – September Mourn: The Dunker Church of Antietam Battlefield

  • August 25 at 4 PM

dunker church.jpgHear the full story of one of the Civil War’s most iconic structures – the Dunker Church on the Antietam Battlefield. Read More

  • Pry House Field Hospital Museum

    18906 Shepherdstown Pike
    Keedysville, MD 21756
  • Website
    301-695-1864
    $

Living History Programs

  • August 26

Meet living historians and watch artillery and infantry firings at Antietam National Battlefield. Read More

  • Antietam National Battlefield

    5831 Dunker Church Rd.
    Sharpsburg, MD 21782
  • Website
    301-432-5124
    $

Civil War Church Service

  • August 26 at 1 PM

Chaplain Edward Scott Sturdivant 2.jpgAttend a Civil War style church service in a nineteenth century chapel, with a living history program to be presented after the service. Read More

  • Historic Rocky Springs Chapel

    7817 Rocky Springs Road
    Frederick, MD 21702
  • Website
    240-439-4235

Summer Civil War Lecture Series

  • August 29 at 7 PM

Rohrer Lecture.jpgLearn more about the Sumner and French at the Battle of Antietam from Antietam Battlefield Guide Gary Rohrer. Read More

  • Jacob Rohrbach Inn

    138 W. Main Street
    Sharpsburg, MD 21782
  • Website
    301-432-5079

Transcendentalists, Abolitionists, John Brown and Beyond; How New England Writers Made John Brown a Hero

  • August 30 at 6 PM

samuel-gridley-howe (2) (1).jpgDiscover how and why New England abolitionists and writers embraced John Brown after his radical raid on Harpers Ferry and subsequent death sentence. Read More

  • Bolivar-Harpers Ferry Library

    151 Polk Street
    Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
  • Website
    304-535-2301

Faces of the Wounded – Downtown Frederick Walking Tour

  • September 1 at 3 PM

faces of the wounded social.jpgBehind every casualty is a story. Discover the stories of wounded soldiers in Frederick with the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.

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  • National Museum of Civil War Medicine

    48 East Patrick Street
    Frederick, MD 21701
  • Website
    301-695-1864

Remembering the Violence of Antietam

  • September 8

Sept 8 Poster 2.jpgThe George Tyler Moore Center, Antietam National Battlefield, and the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College will present a free day-long program on the commemoration, violence, and memorialization that occurred after the Battle of Antietam. Read More

  • Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education; Antietam National Battlefield

    213 N. King Street
    Shepherdstown, WV 25443
  • Website
    304-876-5429

Artillery Day

  • September 8

artilleryweekend.jpgThe thunderous roar of field artillery returns to Monocacy National Battlefield for a day of demonstration and living history. Read More

  • Monocacy National Battlefield Visitors Center

    5201 Urbana Pike
    Frederick, MD 21704
  • Website
    301-662-3515

Mystery & Myths of Lee's Lost Orders

  • September 9

lostorders.jpgLearn about the infamous "Lost Orders" of the 1862 Maryland Campaign, found just outside of Frederick, which led to the battle of South Mountain and Antietam. Read More

  • Monocacy National Battlefield Visitors Center

    5201 Urbana Pike
    Frederick, MD 21704
  • Website
    301-662-3515

Culture & Cocktails: Sharpsburg Civil War Ghost Tours

  • September 14 at 6 PM

cruz-the-gravedigger-andrew-kist-4-1475249878.jpgEnjoy and drink and have a think at the Washington County Historical Society. Read More

  • Miller House Museum

    135 W. Washington Street
    Hagerstown, MD 21740
  • Website
    301-797-8782
    $

156th Antietam Battle Anniversary Weekend

  • September 15 & 16

Observe the 156th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. Read More

  • Antietam National Battlefield

    5831 Dunker Church Rd.
    Sharpsburg, MD 21782
  • Website
    301-432-5124

Historic Antietam Creek Kayak and Brunch Tour

  • September 16 at 11:30 AM

Kayak-Group-Antietam-2017.jpgPaddle down Antietam Creek with Preservation Maryland. Read More

  • Newcomer House

    18422 Shepherdstown Pike
    Keedysville, MD 21756
  • Website
    410-685-2886
    $

Lives in Limbo: Contraband Camp in the Shadow of John Brown’s Fort

  • September 22 at 11 AM

contraband.jpgMeet living historians and discover the story of "contraband"-- enslaved people who sought freedom behind Union lines during the Civil War. Read More

  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

    171 Shoreline Dr.
    Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
  • Website
    304-535-6029

National Public Lands Day - Historic House Tours

  • September 22

worthingtonfarm.PNGGet a rare peek inside the historic houses on Monocacy National Battlefield. Read More

  • Monocacy National Battlefield

    5201 Urbana Pike
    Frederick, MD 21704
  • Website
    301-662-3515

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