Calendar of Events

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Summer Civil War Lecture Series

  • August 15 at 7 PM

pawlak.pngJoin Antietam Battlefield Guide Kevin Pawlak for his talk, "'The Heaviest Blow Yet Given the Confederacy': The Emancipation Proclamation Changes the Civil War." Read More

  • Jacob Rohrbach Inn

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

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

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

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
    $

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
    $

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

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

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

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

Aftermath of Battle Weekend

  • September 22 & 23

Learn about what happened at Antietam after the guns fell silent. Read More

  • Antietam National Battlefield

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

Death and Destruction in Downtown Frederick – First Saturday Walking Tour

  • October 6 at 3 PM

death and destruction donorshops.jpgLearn how the residents of Frederick endured the years of the Civil War during this tour from the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Read More

  • National Museum of Civil War Medicine

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

Confederate Living History Weekend

  • October 6 & 7

See infantry and artillery firing demonstrations at Antietam National Battlefield and tour the soldiers' camp. Read More

  • Antietam National Battlefield

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

Reacting to the Raid: Local Militia and the US Marines

  • October 13-14, 11 AM

Witness the reaction to John Brown's raid and meet members of the USMC Historical Company as they reenact the capture of John Brown. Read More

  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

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

Twilight's Last Gleaming

  • October 20 & 21

Gathalnd Cannon Demo 2.jpgHear the thunder of artillery and learn about the role it played during the Battle of South Mountain at Gathland State Park. Read More

  • Gathland State Park

    900 Arnoldtown Road
    Jefferson, MD 21755
  • 301-432-0452

Civil War Holiday Encampment

  • December 1 at 9 AM

Carroll_CCFM_Winter Encampment_3.JPGCelebrate the holiday season in Civil War style at the Carroll County Farm Museum. Read More

  • Carroll County Farm Museum

    500 S. Center Street
    Westminster, MD 21157
  • Website
    410-386-3899
    $

Captain Flagg’s US Quartermaster City, 1864: Prospects of Peace

  • December 1-2, 11 AM

Experience Christmastime at Harpers Ferry near the conclusion of the Civil War. Read More

  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

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

Memorial Illumination

  • December 1 at 6 PM

View over 23,000 luminaries by night on Antietam National Battlefield. Read More

  • Antietam National Battlefield

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

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