The Antietam Institute offers a variety of informative, thought-provoking, and enjoyable events. Attendance is kept low to encourage close interaction between participants, speakers, and excursion leaders.

The Institute offers two major programs for Members:

The three-day Fall Conference includes speakers and battlefield excursions on interesting topics relating to the campaign.

The one-day Spring Symposium involves a series of timely talks and interactions on the campaign.

As the Institute grows, we will explore adding additional programs such as leadership forums and teacher workshops.

The theme of 2023’s conference is “Prelude to Antietam: Forcing the South Mountain Gaps” and features a number of unique lectures and battlefield excursions.

2023 Fall Conference

October 27-29, 2023

Registration for the 2023 Fall Conference opened on April 22, 2023 and will close on September 27, 2023.

As of June 16th the Full Conference (Friday through Sunday) and Friday/Saturday-only options are sold out. A few seats are still available for the Friday and Sunday (no Saturday) option.

The title of the upcoming 2024 Spring Symposium is After Antietam: The Final Acts.

2024 Spring Symposium

April 12-13, 2024

The 2024 Spring Symposium,  After Antietam: The Final Acts, will focus on the aftermath of the Maryland Campaign of 1862. An optional excursion the afternoon before the Saturday Symposium will explore the Battle of Shepherdstown.

Registration will open on 27 October 2023.