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More Changes around the Inn

February 23rd, 2019 by jacobrohrbach

WOW! 2018 was a big year for changes around the Inn.  We did way more renovating, painting, landscaping, and expanding then we expected to do. It all started toward the end of 2017 when we realized we had a great opportunity to expand the business (More on the expansion in just a bit).  First we […]

2019 Civil War Lecture Series

January 25th, 2019 by jacobrohrbach

What an awesome lineup of  lectures for this summer at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn.  We have five new guest speakers on the schedule, so come hear leading historians and Antietam Battlefield Guides as they discuss intriguing topics of the Maryland Campaign of 1862 and the Civil War during our Civil War Lecture Series. 2019 Speaker […]

Captain Bender’s Tavern

November 7th, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

If you’re looking for a great local restaurant near the Inn with AMAZING food then Captain Bender’s is the place. About Captain Bender’s Tavern Raleigh Bender was born in Sharpsburg in 1873.  Like many townsfolk in Sharpsburg, Raleigh worked on the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal and would become the captain of Canal Boat No. 1.  […]

Apple Cider Scones

November 3rd, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

Our favorite time of year at the Inn is Fall.  Not only are the leaves changing colors but the cooler temperatures bring out some of our favorite recipes.  One of those fall favorites is our Apple Cider Scones.  The best part is they are made with apples and cider from a local cidery – Distillery […]

SHAF Donation

October 3rd, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

Save Historic Antietam Foundation, or SHAF, is a nonprofit organization that was created in 1986 when there was a threat of development which would destroy the scenic and historic significance of the area.  Since that time, SHAF has been working to promote the preservation and restoration of the scenic area in and around the Antietam […]

Peaches, Peaches, Peaches

August 1st, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

August is National Peach Month.  That’s right, peaches are so fabulous that they get to have their very own month! Peaches are so popular in our area that the Annual Leitersburg Peach Festival  is held every August.  Not only can you get your fill of fresh, local peaches, there are craft vendors, demonstrations, music, a tractor show […]

“Sumner and French at Antietam”

July 24th, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

Civil War Summer Lecture Series Gary Rohrer was born and raised in Washington County, MD where his family has lived for at least 225 years. His interests in the Civil War and passion for the 1862 Maryland Campaign go back more than 50 years to his days as a Boy Scout camping on the battlefield […]

“Zouaves – the First and the Bravest”

July 24th, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

Civil War Summer Lecture Series Dr. Tom Clemens holds a Doctorate in College Education-History from George Mason University, Professor Emeritus from Hagerstown Community College. He is a Tour guide for the Maryland Campaign for the past 30 years. Tom is the Editor of Ezra Carman’s Maryland Campaign of September 1862, 3 Vols. 2010, 2012, 2016. Author […]

“Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney: Beyond Dred Scott” – Matt Borders

July 17th, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

Civil War Summer Lecture Series Matt Borders is a 2004 graduate of Michigan State University with a BA in US History. While at MSU he was first an intern and then a seasonal ranger for the National Park Service at Antietam National Battlefield. Following his undergrad he immediately went to Eastern Michigan University for his […]

“‘The Heaviest Blow Yet Given the Confederacy’: The Emancipation Proclamation Changes the Civil War”

July 10th, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

Civil War Summer Lecture Series Kevin Pawlak is the Director of Education for the Mosby Heritage Area Association and an Antietam Battlefield Guide. He graduated in 2014 from Shepherd University with a major in Civil War and 19th Century America and a minor in Historic Preservation. Kevin has worked at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park […]

“The Last Army of the Republic: the Myth of the Unused Reserves at the Battle of Antietam.”

July 4th, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

Civil War Summer Lecture Series Always interested in local history, especially South Mountain and Antietam, Mr. Stotelmyer was a founding member of the Central Maryland Heritage League in 1989. The league gained a modest amount of success in preserving some of the lands of the South Mountain Battlefield. From 1989 through 1994 Mr. Stotelmyer served […]

Sharpsburg Founder’s Day – Celebrating 255 Years of History

July 2nd, 2018 by jacobrohrbach

In 1763, on land called Joe’s Lott, Joseph Chapline laid out what was to be the first town in Washington County. He named it Sharps Burgh, in honor of his friend Governor Horatio Sharpe. He choose this site for the town, he noted, because of the “great spring” of water located there. The town consisted […]

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