Welcome to the Inn at Antietam, a warm and welcoming bed and breakfast in the heart of Sharpsburg, Maryland. Innkeepers Miriam & Will Cunningham look forward to welcoming you.
After taking ownership of the Inn in 2016, the Cunningham’s carefully and thoughtfully renovated each of the well-appointed suites. While there is plenty of history to experience and explore during your visit to Antietam, we hope you’ll also take some time to relax. Enjoy tea on the large, wraparound porch or warm bread, baked fresh each morning. Stroll through the property’s 7 acres which overlook the Civil War battlefield or crack open a book and learn about the exploits of Civil War generals, soldiers, and spies.
The Antietam National Battlefield and National Cemetery surround the Inn and honor those who fought here on September 17, 1862. In what became the bloodiest single-day battle ever fought in the U.S. and the first major battle to be fought on Union soil, Major General George McClellan narrowly defeated General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. This “victory” claimed a very steep price: more than 22,000 soldiers were killed, wounded, or missing at the day’s end. Towns near the line of fire were turned into army hospitals overnight. The battle, though, offered President Abraham Lincoln an opportunity to issue the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation which went into effect on January 1, 1863.
Come and and explore Civil War history in the local area: see the battlefields, town hospitals and various sights of war in Sharpsburg, Shepherdstown, South Mountain, Harpers Ferry, Gettysburg, and Monocacy. Not your thing? Then hunt for marvelous antiques in Frederick or Hagerstown; hike or cycle the C&O Canal; float the Potomac River or Antietam Creek; taste the local wineries from Big Cork or Antietam Creek Vineyards; or take to the slopes in White Tail. You can do it all while staying at the Inn at Antietam!
We welcome families, couples, and dogs! We also have a super charger available for guests who drive a Tesla or other electric vehicle.
Need a venue to host an occasion such as a birthday, writers’ retreat, or reception? If so, contact us and we’ll discuss all of the options to hold a memorable event at the Inn.
The Potomac suite features a king bed and a separate dressing area. It has a built-in desk as well as small dressing area. The en suite bathroom has a regular tub & shower.
The Antietam suite features a large brick fireplace, a king bed, and a loft with a twin bed. The en suite bathroom features a walk-in shower.
We love to host special events at the Inn; our large home and acreage ensures the perfect environment and backdrop for whatever you have in mind.
Learn more about Antietam from one of the various historic tours available in Sharpsburg. There are guided walking and horse-led carriage tours available.
In addition to the famous Battlefield, there are also a variety of other landmarks and historical sights located in Sharpsburg and surrounding areas.
After all the sightseeing, you’re bound to work up an appetite. Eat at one of the many wonderful restaurants in Sharpsburg or Shepherdstown.
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