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The Farmsteads of Antietam – Jacob Houser Farm

January 29th, 2021 by jacobrohrbach

One of the newest farmsteads added to the park inventory at Antietam is what we refer to as the Houser or Hauser farm.  This small 7.6 acre parcel had been in private hands until 2006 when the National Park Service acquired it.  Unfortunately there is very little semblance of the period buildings visible today and […]

Crunchy French Toast

January 25th, 2021 by jacobrohrbach

Here is a delicious twist on an old classic. Crunchy French Toast is a cereal crusted french toast recipe.  Thick slices of bread are dipped in a cinnamon batter and then coated in crushed cereal.  It’s light and fluffy on the inside, crunchy on the outside and super easy to make.  This is a sure bet […]

Changes in 2020

January 21st, 2021 by jacobrohrbach

Like many people this past year, home improvement projects took on new focus with the Coronavirus and the shutdown.  Initially at the beginning of the year we had closed to complete a few planned projects like the Antietam Room renovation, the painting of the Generals Quarters and the back foyer entrance.  These projects were finished […]

2021 Civil War Lecture Series

January 18th, 2021 by jacobrohrbach

  We are excited to begin our sixth year of hosting the Civil War Lecture Series.  Since we started, we’ve raised over $1800 for the Save Historic Antietam Foundation through our summer fundraiser.  We have several returning guest speakers presenting and another outstanding slate of lectures scheduled at the  Jacob Rohrbach Inn.  Come learn from […]

The Farmsteads of Antietam – the Henry Rohrbach Farm

October 29th, 2020 by jacobrohrbach

We continue our series on the Farmsteads of Antietam with the first farm located off of the park which is the Henry Rohrbach Farm. One of the largest farms in the area at the time of the Battle of Antietam, this farm sits just north of the Lower Bridge off the Burnside Bridge Road. It […]

Whistling Wren Farm

October 27th, 2020 by jacobrohrbach

Are you looking for the perfect wedding venue?  A place for a corporate gathering or family reunion?  Look no further, the newest event venue is just  down the road in Keedysville  – Whistling Wren Farm!  This beautiful 35-acre farm is nestled between Elk Ridge and South Mountain; making it the ideal location for your special […]

Fig, Walnut and Goat Cheese Scones

October 27th, 2020 by jacobrohrbach

Each year we try to add a few new varieties of scones to our selection list, especially for our returning guests.  This year one of our favorites is a Fig, Walnut and Goat Cheese scone.  It is perfect for the holiday season. Fig, Walnut and Goat Cheese  Scones  – serves 16 3/4 C cold butter […]

The Farmsteads of Antietam – John Otto Farm

August 6th, 2020 by jacobrohrbach

The John Otto farm is the last farmstead on the battlefield and is often overlooked as you drive to the Burnside Bridge.  Although the main house is the only period structure still standing on the property, the Otto farm is full of history. In 1763, Joseph Chapline, Sr., founded the town of Sharpsburg. Upon his […]

Amish Baked Oatmeal

August 4th, 2020 by jacobrohrbach

  As we close out the Dog Days of Summer and start dreaming of the cool weather of Fall, here’s a perfect breakfast or brunch dish to get you in that Autumn mindset. Baked oatmeal is a traditional and comforting Amish breakfast dish . Unlike regular oatmeal, which is made on the stove-top and has […]

Sharpsburg Civil War Ghosts Tours and Tarot

August 1st, 2020 by jacobrohrbach

Shortly after purchasing the Inn in 2015 we received a call from a couple that wanted to discuss the possibility of using a photo of the Inn for the cover of their upcoming book.  Later that week we meet with Julia and Mark Brugh to discuss their book and what photo they wished to use.  […]

“The ‘What Ifs’ of the Maryland Campaign” – John Schildt

July 12th, 2020 by jacobrohrbach

John Schildt hardly needs an introduction. He is well known for his many books relating the various aspects of the Maryland Campaign of 1862 and local history. Reverend Schildt graduated from Shepherd College, Wesley Theological Seminary and has studied at Western Maryland College, Gettysburg Seminary and West Virginia University. Rev. Schildt was introduced to Civil […]

A Very Personal Fight- Alex Rossino

July 12th, 2020 by jacobrohrbach

Although he is known for personally leading troops on the field during the Overland Campaign in 1864, the first time General Robert E. Lee actually took an active, direct role in tactical field operations was at the Battle of Antietam/Sharpsburg in September 1862. In this presentation, Alexander Rossino will document Lee’s movements during the fight […]

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