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.

The title of our 2023 Spring Symposium is “Commanders, Civilians, and Casualties: New Research on the Maryland Campaign.

2023 Spring Symposium

April 22, 2023

In addition to a full Saturday of presentations and discussion, the 2023 Spring Symposium will offer an optional battlefield farmstead walk on Friday afternoon. Registration for this exciting event opened on 24 October 2022 and closed on 23 March 2023.