We have put together sample itineraries for you, depending on how many days you have to spend in the area.

One Day:

Antietam National Battlefield & Cemetery in the morning, Harper’s Ferry National Park (16 miles away) in the afternoon.

Explore Shepherdstown, West Virgina (4 miles away) with a walk along its historic main street filled with coffee shops, quirky stores, and excellent restuarants.

Two Days:

Antietam National Battlefield & Cemetery in the morning, Harper’s Ferry National Park in the afternoon.

Drive into Frederick, Maryland (18 miles away) to visit Monocacy National Battlefield and the National Civil War Medical Museum, stopping in Boonsboro, Maryland by South Mountain State Park to visit the South Mountain Battlefield Park and the first Washington Monument and walk along the Appalachian Trail.  On way back from Frederick, visit the War Correspondents Memorial Arch in Gathland, MD or stop by  South Mountain Creamery for some homemade ice cream.  Get there by 4:00 pm to feed the baby cows!

Three Days:

On your third day, you can drive through Catoctin National Park, stopping at Cunningham Falls for a quick hike before continuing on to Gettysburg— only 45 miles from the Inn at Antietam. Also nearby is the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial and the National Shrine to Saint Elizabeth Seton in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Four Days:

Add a walk or bicycle ride along the Potomac River on the Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) Canal Trail (1.5 miles away), including visiting the Conococheague Aqueduct–newly restored!–in Williamsport, Maryland (8 miles from the Inn). Or you can cycle south to Harper’s Ferry, a short 16 miles ride. 

Or you can drive to Martinsburg, West Virgina (13.5 miles away) and visit the town’s numerous Civil War connections, including a tour through Belle Boyd’s house, which is maintained by the Berkley County Historical Society, or a functioning roundhouse of the B&O Railroad.

Five Days: 

Once you have exhausted yourself on the rich Civil War history in the area, you can always turn your sights to the wonderful hiking, canoing, antiquing, horsebackriding, or rafting opportunities in the area.  There are numerous outdoor activities you can avail yourself too, or you if you want to relax and sample a bit of the local food and beverages, do wine taste at two local winieries, tour some local breweries, or taste some local ciders.

There is plenty to do nearby no matter what your interests or hunger!