Visitors may have seen the train station while in town but did you know that it had a this cannon statue to commemorate the battle? Apparently the cannonballs on top were stolen quite a bit. ... See MoreSee Less
Antietam train station 1898 -now Cannon tubes are no longer there just the concrete
Join us on St. Patrick's Day. Advance reservations required. Go to www.sharpsburgtours.net to reserve. Tickets are limited for this event.
FREE Irish Brigade Ghost Tour T-shirt for the first 10 reservations. Reserve early, sizes are limited!
FREE Irish Brigade Regimental flag for the first three reservations of 4 or more.
Scheduled tours for 2018 start off with this Irish themed tour featuring exclusive history and ghost tales about Irish soldiers and Irish citizens of Sharpsburg. Did you know that both the Union and Confederate armies had units of Irish soldiers? In addition to Gen. Thomas Meagher's NY regiments, the south had Irish units from Charleston, SC and New Orleans, LA fighting at Antietam. Did you know many Irish immigrants settled in Sharpsburg? Did you know that Irish immigrants provided the labor for construction of the C&O Canal?
And what would a St. Patrick's Day Ghost Tour be like without a pre-tour pint of ale or even a bowl of corned beef and cabbage? Well, it wouldn't be a St. Patrick's Day Ghost Tour would it now? So drop in Captain Bender's Tavern for a quick meet up and toast before the tour starts at 7:00 PM. Raise a glass and let's tour cemeteries, porch stoops, houses, alleyways and sidewalks where the most unusual stories we've heard are said to have happened.
This is one of our favorite tours because the stories we'll share are ones that don't fit into the routes of our other tours, so grab this once a year offering and join us for a lesson about Irish history and the culture of Sharpsburg that fostered these vastly and ghastly unusual stories. Sorry, but if you miss it, you have to wait until 2019, and we'll be crushed if you let that happen!
RSVP now, this one will sell out quickly. Don't put it off, and sure and begorrah don't even think about missing out!
“"The War on Our Doorsteps" is a recreation of the photography displayed by Mathew Brady in 1862. The photographs showed the brutal aftermath of the Battle of #Antietam. The exhibition will be on display at @ClaraBartonMSO from March 1- May 19. #CivilWar t.co/XyhcUpZ7F8”