Calendar of Events

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Ongoing Opportunities

In Much Need of Service: The Hospitals of First Manassas

  • July 27 at 7:00 PM

Ben Lomondeventphoto.jpgLearn about early Civil War medicine, the soldiers they treated, and the families whose homes were transformed into hospitals after the first major engagement of the war. Read More

  • National Museum of Civil War Medicine

    48 E. Patrick Street
    Frederick, MD 21701
  • Website

The Wig-Wags: Communications during the Civil War

  • July 29 & 30

signalcorpssouthmountain.jpgDiscover how signal flags were used to communicate during the Civil War and send a message of your own. Read More

  • Washington Monument State Park

    6620 Zittlestown Road
    Middletown, MD 21769
  • Website

On the Homefront

  • July 29

On the Homefront image2.jpgHistorian Kyle Bjornson will present a suite of free, 30-minute, ranger-style presentations on the Civil War civilian experience. Read More

  • Antietam National Battlefield & Vicinity

    5831 Dunker Church Road
    Sharpsburg, MD 21782
  • 301-432-6402

Water to his Front, Water to his Rear: Robert E. Lee Defends the Confederate High Water Mark at Sharpsburg, September 17, 1862

  • August 2 at 7:00 PM

CWSLS.jpgA free lecture series on Wednesday evenings over the summer examines topics related to the 1862 Maryland Campaign and other Civil War subjects. Read More

  • Jacob Rohrbach Inn

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

Porch Program: Tidball and the South Mountain Artillery

  • August 5 & 6

PORCH PROGRAMS.jpgLiving history volunteers will take to the field to demonstrate how cannons were loaded and fired. Read More

  • Newcomer House

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

47th Annual Old-Fashioned Corn Roast Festival

  • August 5 at 11:00 AM

Carroll_UnionMills_1.JPGEnjoy an old-fashioned meal at the Shriver family homestead. Read More

  • Union Mills Homestead

    3311 Littlestown Pike
    Westminster, MD 21158
  • Website
    410-848-2288
    $

Evading Capture: Union Cavalry Escape from Harpers Ferry, September 14, 1862

  • August 9 at 7:00 PM

CWSLS.jpgA free lecture series on Wednesday evenings over the summer examines topics related to the 1862 Maryland Campaign and other Civil War subjects. Read More

  • Jacob Rohrbach Inn

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

The Woman Soldier at Antietam

  • August 16 at 7:00 PM

CWSLS.jpgA free lecture series on Wednesday evenings over the summer examines topics related to the 1862 Maryland Campaign and other Civil War subjects. Read More

  • Jacob Rohrbach Inn

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

Clara Barton and the Missing Soldiers Office

  • August 20 at 3:00 PM

Roll of Missing Men.jpgClara Barton is celebrated the world over for her selfless humanitarian work as the founder of the American Red Cross… but she was so much more. Read More

  • Pry House Field Hospital Museum

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

From Dred Scott to Secession

  • August 23 at 7:00 PM

CWSLS.jpgA free lecture series on Wednesday evenings over the summer examines topics related to the 1862 Maryland Campaign and other Civil War subjects. Read More

  • Jacob Rohrbach Inn

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

Living History Weekend

  • August 26 & 27

15085640907_8a17c53817_b.jpgArtillery and musket firing demos will take place throughout the weekend. Read More

  • Antietam National Battlefield

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

27th Indiana Hike

  • August 27 at 9:30 a.m.

Antietam.jpgRetrace the steps of the 27th Indiana at Antietam Read More

  • Antietam National Battlefield

    5831 Dunker Church Rd. (Visitor Center)
    Sharpsburg, MD 21782
  • Website

Art in the Park

  • August 27

art-in-park_orig.jpgCelebrate the arts in Washington County. Read More

  • Doub's Woods Park Pavilion

    1307 South Potomac St.
    Hagerstown, MD 21740
  • Website

These Honored Dead

  • August 30 at 7:00 PM

CWSLS.jpgA free lecture series on Wednesday evenings over the summer examines topics related to the 1862 Maryland Campaign and other Civil War subjects. Read More

  • Jacob Rohrbach Inn

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

Porch Program: Battlefield & Contemporary First Aid

  • September 16

PORCH PROGRAMS.jpgLearn about first aid and medical care from the Civil War until today. Read More

  • Newcomer House

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

Battle Anniversary Weekend

  • September 16 & 17

15085640907_8a17c53817_b.jpgCommemorate the 150th anniversary of the Antietam National Cemetery with talks, tours, living history demos, and hikes. Read More

  • Antietam National Battlefield

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

Kayak through Antietam History

  • September 17 at 11 AM

Washington_Antietam_Burnside Bridge_1_ NPS Photo.jpgUnderstand the Battle of Antietam in a new way: from a kayak in Antietam Creek. Read More

  • Newcomer House

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

Aftermath of Battle Living History Weekend

  • September 23 & 24

15085640907_8a17c53817_b.jpgLiving history weekend with the U.S. Sanitary Commission display, an encampment, and wet plate photography demonstrations. Read More

  • Antietam National Battlefield

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

Porch Program: Advances in Veterinary Medicine from the Civil War

  • October 7

PORCH PROGRAMS.jpgThe Civil War didn't just have a lasting impact on medicine for humans -- learn about its role in veterinary medicine as well. Read More

  • Newcomer House

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

Living History Weekend

  • October 7 & 8

15085640907_8a17c53817_b.jpg139th PA Living Historians provide firing demos and camp life display throughout the weekend. Read More

  • Antietam National Battlefield

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

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