Jacob Rohrbach Inn (Sharpsburg, Maryland)



The Dunker Church – Alann Schimdt

May 17th, 2020 by jacobrohrbach

The Dunker Church is one of the most iconic structures of the American Civil War. Few people know much, if anything, about its fascinating back story, the role it played within the community of Sharpsburg, and its importance during and after the Battle of Antietam. On Wednesday, June 24, Alann Schimdt will discuss the subject […]

Immortal Respect: Post and the 2nd USSS in the Antietam Campaign – Darin Wipperman

May 17th, 2020 by jacobrohrbach

This is Darin Wipperman’s second consecutive summer presenting at the Civil War Lecture Series.  On Wednesday, June 17 Darin will discussion is entitled, “Immortal Respect: Col. Henry Post and the 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters in the Antietam Campaign”. Post’s men had to meet an extremely difficult target shooting test before joining the command. The unit’s eight […]

“Lee Invades the North: A Comparison of 1862 & 1863” – Brad Gottfried

May 17th, 2020 by jacobrohrbach

On Wednesday, June 10th, Antietam Battlefield Guide and renowned author, Brad Gottfried will present his Summer Lecture Series talk – “Lee Invades the North: A Comparison of 1862 & 1863”. Robert E. Lee’s invaded Northern soil twice during the Civil War. He was turned back both times, but the invasion left a lasting impact on […]

“The Wounding of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr” – Gordon Dammann

May 17th, 2020 by jacobrohrbach

On Sunday, July 5th, Gordon Dammann will present our first Summer Lecture Series talk “The Wounding of Oliver Wendall Holmes, Jr.”.   Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. was a Captain in the 20th Mass Regiment and was wounded in the West Woods fight at Antietam on September 17, 1862. This was one of three wounds he suffered […]

Re-opening amid COVID-19

May 6th, 2020 by jacobrohrbach

As we prepare to reopen we are faced with a number of challenges and unknowns.  Our number one concern is for the health and safety of all our guests, customers and staff.  We have always prided ourselves on the cleanliness of the guest rooms, common areas and store.  That attention to detail and awareness will […]

Strawberry Freezer Jam

May 6th, 2020 by jacobrohrbach

  Nothing is better than fresh Strawberries – and May is National Strawberry Month!       We love them so much we even have a patch, or three, at the Inn and try to serve them every chance we get.  This super easy recipe makes the best jam you have ever eaten.     […]

The Perfect 3-Day Itinerary for Sharpsburg

May 6th, 2020 by jacobrohrbach

With so many things to do in and around Sharpsburg, it can be hard to fit everything into three days. To make your trip-planning a bit easier, we’ve put together the perfect Sharpsburg itinerary that’ll make you want to extend your stay.  You’ll definitely want to make this an annual trip! Day 1 in Sharpsburg […]

The Farmsteads of Antietam – The Joseph Sherrick Farm

April 23rd, 2020 by jacobrohrbach

The one farm house on the Antietam Battlefield that looks the same as it did on September 17, 1862 is the Sherrick House. When you stand in front of the house and hold up the historic photograph taken of the farmstead, it’s as if you traveled back in time.  The photo captures the Sherrick Farmstead; […]

Renovations around the Inn

February 29th, 2020 by jacobrohrbach

You may have noticed that we’re a little behind in getting the Rohrbach INNsider out this quarter.  It’s not because we were on vacation… although we wish we were, it’s because of the renovations being done at the Inn.  Each year now during the month of January we choose a project and do some renovations.  […]

Loaded Veggie Frittata

February 29th, 2020 by jacobrohrbach

We love to do frittatas at the Inn.  They are super easy and versatile, yet look really impressive when served.  Breakfast, lunch, brunch or even dinner, they make a beautiful and filling meal.  While we plan ours and use ingredients based on what is seasonal, they are a great way to ‘clean out the fridge’.  […]

The Farmsteads of Antietam – Phillip Pry Farm

February 28th, 2020 by jacobrohrbach

As discussed in early Farmstead blogs, Joseph Chapline had been acquiring hundreds of acres of land along the Potomac River through grants and purchases.  After the French and Indian War ended, Chapline was rewarded for his contributions and service.  Maryland Governor Horatio Sharpe granted Chapline over 10,000 acres adjacent to his existing estate in 1763.  Joseph Chapline was […]

2020 Civil War Lecture Series

January 19th, 2020 by jacobrohrbach

UPDATE: As of July 1st, our lecture series has moved back to the Inn.   The schedule is subject to change. Email Us to Sign up for the SLS Member List Wow! This will be our fifth year of hosting the Civil War Lecture Series.  Since we started, we’ve raised over $1500 for the Save […]