Historic Jacob Rohrbach Inn
Antietam Bed & Breakfast
Eyewitness to History
Since 1804

Area Landscapes are a Photographer's Dream
The New York Monument - An early bird's view

Things to See and Do

The Inn is located in the Blue Ridge of Western Maryland. Secure Online ReservationsFounded in 1763, Sharpsburg is best known for the Antietam Civil War Battlefield, renowned as the most preserved of all Civil War sites. Many of Sharpsburg's homes and churches, including the Jacob Rohrbach Inn were damaged by artillery during the battle, and many buildings still display their scars.

The 184 mile long Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Park trail passes by Sharpsburg and Harpers Ferry National Park is only 12 miles away down the old "John Brown Road", while the Appalachian Trail traverses the South Mountain Battlefield just 8 miles from the Inn.

An Itinerary for a Short Visit

In Depth

Antietam National Battlefield Park
Antietam Battlefield Hiking Guide
Antietam Battlefield 2014 Event Calendar
Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Antietam Battlefield Bike Tour
The Kennedy Farm (John Brown's HQ) It all started here.

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Call the Inn to arrange Private Historian Led Battlefield Tours of Antietam, South Mountain, or Harpers Ferry. We will arrange for a knowledgeable guide to meet you at the Inn after breakfast. Your choice of tour length, type, and focus, $25/hour - 2 hour minimum. Transportation is provided for 4 passengers or less. (Advanced Notice Required)

Free ranger guided group tours are offered daily at the Visitor's Center.

Sharpsburg Ghost Walks offered year round by appointment, for reservations call Stonecrest Farms, 301-991-0265

Bonnymeed Farms horse and carriage tour has longer trips available. See their website or call 304-876-1307 to reserve a spot.

Tours of the Kennedy Farm are available by appointment. Call Captain Lynn at 202-537-8900 to schedule tour.

The Maryland Office of Tourism has a free
1862 Antietam Campaign Tour Guide and Map.
For a copy call 800-MDISFUN.

C&O Canal National Historical Park
C&O Canal Biking Guide
Connecting Trail to Pittsburgh, PA

For travelers on bike or foot the Inn is located 1.5 miles from Snyder's Landing (C&O Canal Mile 76.6) via a quiet country lane or 3 miles from both Lock 38 and Antietam Aqueduct. Sharpsburg has several restaurants offering casual fare within a few blocks of the Inn, and many other choices for fine dining within 3 miles.

New! South Mountain Raptor Flyway and Potomac Eagles
Watch raptor migrations from viewing tower at Washington Monument State Park. Excellent birding along Antietam Creek and 12 miles of Battlefield Trails. Eagles may be seen fishing the Potomac and Antietam Creek from to their nest 3 miles from Sharpsburg. View the nest and the eagles activity on the Conservation Trainings Center's Live Eagle Cam. Currently there are 2 adults raising 2 chicks at the nest.

The Stone Arch Bridges of Washington County
Gathland State Park (Crampton's Gap Battlefield)
South Mountain Battlefield State Park
Washington Monument State Park
Ft. Frederick State Park
Greenbrier State Park
National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Monocacy National Battlefield
Belle Boyd House & Museum
Wizards Clip

These two vineyards are very close to each other
Breaux Vineyards
Notaviva Vineyards

Crystal Grottoes Caverns
Cave's website includes discount coupon

George Washington Heritage Trail Driving Tour
Maryland Symphony Orchestra
Nora Roberts Bookstore and Signings
Dolls by Terry Stone
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Shepherdstown Music, Dance and Concert Series
Contemporary American Theater Festival
George Tyler Moore Center for Civil War Studies
Whitetail Mountain Skiing
Appalachian Trail Hiking

Rafting, Tubing, Kayaking and Canoeing
River Riders
River Trail Outfitters

Horseback Riding
Outlet Shopping - Premium Outlets
Black Rock Golf

Maps and Directions

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Or call us at 301-432-5079
or 877-839-4242 toll free in the U.S and Canada
and we will be glad to help you with
all arrangements.


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