Jacob Rohrbach Inn (Sharpsburg, Maryland)



The Farmsteads of Antietam Tour

October 29th, 2019 by jacobrohrbach

For those that remember the PBS series “The Civil War” by Ken Burns, the opening scenes begin with this statement: “The Civil War was fought in 10,000 places, from Valverde, New Mexico, and Tullahoma, Tennessee, to St. Albans, Vermont, and Fernandina on the Florida coast. More than 3 million Americans fought in it, and over […]

Burkholder’s Baked Goods

October 29th, 2019 by jacobrohrbach

The local bakery in town is just as well known as Nutter’s Ice Cream.  Burkholder’s Baked Goods has been providing delicious fresh donuts, dinner rolls, fresh cakes and pies, breads, milk, and cheese for almost 25 years now in Sharpsburg. About Burkholder’s Baked Goods Nathan and his wife Ruth Burkholder, started selling baked goods out of […]

Caramelized French Toast

October 29th, 2019 by jacobrohrbach

  This is the perfect breakfast for when  you want something a little special, but don’t have time to make a fuss.   It is a twist on traditional french toast, but you make it the night before and just pop it into the oven the next day.   With the gooey center and chewy edges it’s […]

Cheesy Egg Scramble

August 2nd, 2019 by jacobrohrbach

Guests often want to know what we, the Innkeepers, have for breakfast.   Often we are so busy that we skip breakfast (I know, the HORROR!) and have an early lunch.  On those rare days that we have a little spare time, or when family comes to visit, we like to whip up some Cheesy Eggs.  […]

The Antietam Battlefield Guides

August 1st, 2019 by jacobrohrbach

September 17, 1862 was the bloodiest day in American history. In twelve hours of horrific combat, soldiers from the North and the South fought the Battle of Antietam that would claim over 23,000 casualties.  Some historians believe that the Battle of Antietam was one of the key turning points of the American Civil War.  The […]

Antietam Mercantile Company is Open!

July 29th, 2019 by jacobrohrbach

  After many months of planning, preparing and praying, we are pleased to announce that our store is finally open.  The Antietam Mercantile Company will not only be an expansion of the Inn’s gift shop, but we’ll be carrying many of the primitives and home decor items that decorate the Inn. Over the years the […]

“People and Places at Antietam” – John Schildt

July 4th, 2019 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 […]

“The Tale Untwisted” – Alex Rossino

July 4th, 2019 by jacobrohrbach

The discovery of Robert E. Lee’s Special Orders no. 191 outside of Frederick, Maryland on September 13, 1862 is one of the most important and hotly disputed events of the American Civil War. For more than 150 years historians have debated if George McClellan, commander of the Union Army of the Potomac, dawdled upon receiving a copy of […]

“A Last Roll of the Dice: The Third Confederate Invasion of the North – 1864”​ – Matt Borders –

July 4th, 2019 by jacobrohrbach

Matthew 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 MS in Historic Preservation, with a focus in […]

“In the Wake of Antietam: The Loudoun Valley Campaign of 1862”​ – Kevin Pawlak

July 4th, 2019 by jacobrohrbach

On Wednesday, August 7th, Antietam Battlefield Guide, Kevin Pawlak will present his Summer Lecture Series talk – “In the Wake of Antietam: The Loudoun Valley Campaign of 1862”​.  Following the bloodiest single day in American history, September 17, 1862, and the conclusion of the Battle of Antietam, the Federal Army of the Potomac and the Confederate […]

“Antietam in Their Own Words: Letters from the veterans describe the Battle” – Dr. Tom Clemens

June 7th, 2019 by jacobrohrbach

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 of numerous essays and Magazine […]

“The Battle of Falling Waters” – George Franks

June 7th, 2019 by jacobrohrbach

George F. Franks, III is the President of Franks Consulting Group, a management consulting firm, and owner of Geo. Franks, Hatter, a global e-commerce business. He is a former technology executive with extensive international experience. George is the founder and President of the Battle of Falling Waters 1863 Foundation, Inc. and Vice President of Hagerstown […]