Calendar of Events

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One Vast Hospital – Civil War Walking Tour in Downtown Frederick

  • August 15 at 11 AM

brad-walking-tour-2018.jpgJoin NMCWM docent Brad Stone for a walking tour of Downtown Frederick focused on the city’s role as a makeshift hospital in the final months of 1862. Read More

  • National Museum of Civil War Medicine

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

Virtual Maryland Iron Festival

  • August 22 & 23 at 10 AM

Steve Blacksmithing.jpgVirtually join the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society for this free, family-focused event. Read More

  • Virtual: Historic Catoctin Furnace Village

  • Website
    443-463-6437

Antietam Kayak & Brunch

  • August 30 at 11:30 AM

kayak.PNGKayak Antietam Creek with a knowledgeable guide and see the battlefield from a new perspective. Read More

  • River & Trail Outfitters - Meeting at the Newcomer House

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

The Marines Have Landed

  • September 5 & 6 at 10 AM

mumma farm.jpgThis living history program will feature U. S. Marines representing the contingent of “Leathernecks” who marched to the battlefield in 1924 for training maneuvers. Read More

  • Antietam National Battlefield (Tour Stop 6)

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

Antietam Battlefield Guide Program: Reevaluating General George McClellan

  • September 12 at 2 PM

George_B_McClellan wiki.jpgCome to the Pry House to hear Antietam Guide Steven R. Stotelmyer discuss the misunderstood General McClellan Read More

  • Pry House Field Hospital Museum

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

Historic House Tours - Best House

  • September 12 at 10 AM

historic house tours.jpgGet a rare peek inside one of the historic houses on Monocacy National Battlefield. Read More

  • Best House (Tour Stop #1)

    Monocacy National Battlefield
    Frederick, MD 21701
  • Website
    301-662-3515

Prelude to Battle Hike

  • September 16 at 6 PM

prelude hike.jpgGo for an evening hike on Antietam National Battlefield with a ranger. Read More

  • Antietam National Battlefield

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

Sunrise at Antietam

  • September 17 at 6:45 AM

sunrise.jpgTake a morning hike with a ranger on Antietam National Battlefield. Read More

  • Antietam National Battlefield (Tour Stop 4)

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

All Day Battlefield Hike

  • September 17 at 9:15 AM

anniversary hike.jpgJoin in on an all-day hike of Antietam National Battlefield, with morning and afternoon programming. Read More

  • Antietam National Battlefield

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

Commemoration of the 158th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam and its Aftermath

  • September 19 & 20 at 11 AM

union artillery weekend.jpgObserve the 158th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam with programs and firing demonstrations. Read More

  • Antietam National Battlefield

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

Hidden History: Slavery at Monocacy

  • September 19 at 1 PM

best farm grain.jpgLearn about the remarkable history of slavery on Monocacy National Battlefield's Best Farm, once known as L'Hermitage. Read More

  • Monocacy National Battlefield

    Best Farm (Tour Stop #1)
    Frederick, MD 21701
  • Website
    301-662-3515

Meet The Authors: "From Civil War to Civil Rights, the 15th and 19th Amendments"

  • October 3 at 1 PM

Meet the Authors.jpgAt Monocacy National Battlefield, authors and experts will discuss the connection between the Civil War and the fight to expand voting rights to African American men, and eventually to women. Read More

  • Monocacy National Battlefield

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

Artillery Demonstrations

  • October 10 at 11 AM

union artillery weekend.jpgSee artillery firing demonstrations at Antietam National Battlefield. Read More

  • Antietam National Battlefield (Tour Stop 2)

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

Antietam Battlefield Guide Program: Ezra Carman and the Antietam Battlefield

  • October 10 at 2 PM

carman.jpgLearn more about Ezra Carman – the single person most responsible for the way Antietam National Battlefield appears today. Read More

  • Pry House Field Hospital Museum

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

Living History Demonstrations

  • October 11 at 11 AM

cmf.jpgSee infantry and artillery firing demonstrations at Antietam National Battlefield. Read More

  • Antietam National Battlefield (Tour Stop 2)

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

Strange Tales of Civil War Medicine at the Pry House

  • October 24 at 4 PM

big hospital barn.jpgJoin the staff and volunteers of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine at the Pry House to hear tales of the Civil War that are stranger than fiction.

Read More

  • Pry House Field Hospital Museum

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

Commemorating 156 Years of Emancipation in Maryland

  • November 1 at 2 PM

sunset.jpgThe National Park Service and community partners will read the names of enslaved people who lived and worked on the six historic properties on Monocacy National Battlefield, as well as the U.S. Colored Troops who enlisted at Monocacy Junction. Read More

  • Monocacy National Battlefield

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

Clara Barton: Angel of the Battlefield and Beyond

  • November 7 at 11:30 AM

Jake.jpgNovember's Newcomer House Porch Program features Jake Wynn speaking on Clara Barton's story during the Civil War and beyond. Read More

  • Newcomer House

    18422 Shepherdstown Pike
    Keedysville, MD 21756
  • 240-308-1740

Memorial Illumination

  • December 5 at 6 PM

illumination.jpgSee the annual Memorial Illumination at Antietam National Battlefield. Read More

  • Antietam National Battlefield

    302 E. Main St.
    Sharpsburg, MD 21782
  • Website
    301-432-5124

Museums by Candlelight - Monocacy National Battlefield

  • December 12 at 12 PM

thomas farm winter.jpgCelebrate the holiday season by visiting the historic Thomas House on Monocacy National Battlefield and making holiday decorations and crafts for kids. Read More

  • Monocacy National Battlefield- Thomas House

    4460 Baker Valley Road
    Frederick, MD 21704
  • Website

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