Jacob Rohrbach Inn (Sharpsburg, Maryland)



Victory Garden Ranch

May 11th, 2019 by jacobrohrbach

“Welcome to Victory Garden Ranch!”  That’s what you hear as you walk through the door of this unique store at Sharpsburg’s Town Square. About Victory Garden Ranch Victory Garden Ranch is more than a unique store, it also serves as a Veterans Wellness Center.  VGR, as we call it, was created in November 2016 by Beth […]

“The Only Doubtful Ones: McClellan’s Least Favorite Corps During the Antietam Campaign” – Darin Wipperman  

May 3rd, 2019 by jacobrohrbach

First time speaker and returning guest of the Inn, Darin Wipperman will discuss, “The Only Doubtful Ones: McClellan’s Least Favorite Corps During the Antietam Campaign” on Wednesday, June 26th. As the Army of the Potomac marched toward destiny in Maryland, George McClellan lacked confidence in the men of the First Corps. In a letter to […]

“Images from Meade’s Division: The Pennsylvania Reserves at Antietam” – Joe Stahl

May 3rd, 2019 by jacobrohrbach

On Wednesday, June 19th, Antietam Battlefield Guide, Joseph W. Stahl will present his Summer Lecture Series talk  “Images from BG George Meade’s  1st Corps Division” BG Meade’s Division was reported to consist of 2607 officers and men in 13 veteran infantry regiments.  These were the Pennsylvania Reserve Regiments. The division would report losses of 107 killed, […]

“Cole’s Cavalry” – Mark Dudrow

May 3rd, 2019 by jacobrohrbach

On Wednesday, June 12th, we welcome first time speaker and local living historian Mark Dudrow for his presentation on “Cole’s Cavalry”.  During the Civil War, Cole’s Cavalry patrolled along the Potomac River and the Shenandoah Valley.  Mr. Dudrow’s discussion concerns the formation and history of Company C from 1861 to 1865 which is provided from […]

“Birth of Nursing and Hospital Care as a result of the Civil War” – Gordon Dammann

May 3rd, 2019 by jacobrohrbach

On Wednesday, June 5th, Gordon Dammann will present our first Summer Lecture Series talk “Birth of Nursing and Hospital Care as a result of the Civil War”.   2000 women who volunteered as nurses during the great American tragedy came from all walks of life to play a vital role.  Hospital care was virtually non-existent before the […]

Dutch Puff Pancake

April 28th, 2019 by jacobrohrbach

Dutch Puff Pancake  – Servings: 2-4 If you are looking for an easy way to impress people with your cooking skills (when you have none!) this is the recipe for you.  This thick, puffy pancake makes such an impression that it is often greeted by ‘ooh’ and ‘wow’ when presented to  guests.  It’s such a […]

Five Reasons to Stay at our Maryland B & B

February 23rd, 2019 by jacobrohrbach

Hotels, motels, house rentals, Bed & Breakfasts…. Travelers today have more lodging options than ever before and trying to decide where to stay can be overwhelming. Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, finding the right accommodation is important.  However, with so many choices, why should you consider a bed and breakfast over another accommodation […]

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 […]