Jacob Rohrbach Inn (Sharpsburg, Maryland)



 Jim Smith – “The most successful in its work”: Orlando Willcox’s division in the Maryland Campaign”

May 4th, 2021 by jacobrohrbach

Battlefield Guide Jim Smith will be our first speaker of the season on Wednesday, June 2nd.  Jim will present his Summer Lecture Series talk – “The most successful in its work”: Orlando Willcox’s division in the Maryland Campaign”.  Newly released from a Confederate prison, West Point graduate Orlando Willcox took command of a division in […]

The Farmsteads of Antietam – Samuel Poffenberger Farm

April 30th, 2021 by jacobrohrbach

On the late afternoon of September 16, 1862 Union soldiers pushed down the Smoketown Road as they pursued Confederate cavalry. Upon reaching the Samuel Poffenberger farm the 13th Pennsylvania Reserves, the “Bucktails”, deployed as skirmishers and crossed his fields meeting stiff resistance from John Bell Hood’s Confederates.  The Bucktails continued to advance to the edge […]

Strawberry and Cream Scone

April 25th, 2021 by jacobrohrbach

Just in time for the summer season – here’s a new scone we call Strawberries & Cream.  Our returning guests are in for a real treat this year. Strawberries and Cream Scones  – serves 16 3/4 C cold butter (1 1/2 stick)1 C buttermilk2 sample bags of Original Scone mix1 C  dried chopped strawberries * […]

Civil War Sharpsburg Tour

April 25th, 2021 by jacobrohrbach

The residents of Sharpsburg not only witnessed the bloodiest day in American history, but they faced the day-to-day hardships on their doorstep for duration of the Civil War. Before the war, Sharpsburg was a thriving community of merchants, clerks, laborers, farmers, and several canal men. Many of those who called it home were of English, […]

The Antietam Institute

April 25th, 2021 by jacobrohrbach

We are excited to pass on some great news for all our Civil War enthusiastic guests – the Antietam Institute was established this year in Sharpsburg! Now students and scholars of the 1862 Maryland Campaign have a resource that focuses solely on the education and scholarship of this important moment in America’s history.  The Antietam […]

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 […]