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 annually 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.

In addition, the Institute will host other, smaller events during the year.

The theme of the 2024 Fall Conference is “Struck with the Right Hand of Mars”: The Final Attack at Antietam.

2024 Fall Conference

September 27-29, 2024

The 2024 Fall Conference – “Struck with the Right Hand of Mars”: The Final Attack at Antietam – will be held over three days, Friday, September 27 – Sunday, September 29.

Registration is open now until all spots are filled.

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

2024 Spring Symposium

April 12-13, 2024

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

Registration opened on October 27 and closed, sold out, on November 27, 2023.

Additional Antietam Institute Events

Additional Events

In 2024 the Institute will put on a number of interesting programs both for members and for the general public. Click the event title below to learn more:

23 March Antietam at Arlington: a one-time bus tour of Arlington National Cemetery with an emphasis on the people of Antietam [event completed].

July & August Experience Antietam: a series of 9 Wednesday evening guided battlefield hikes of 2 hours each covering major aspects of the battle [members only, registration required, no fee].

June – October Commanders of Antietam: this series of 11 talks will be given at the Pry Barn every-other Saturday afternoon through the summer and early fall. Hear contributors to the Institute’s forthcoming book Commanders of Antietam go into detail on some of the senior officers who fought in the 1862 Maryland Campaign [open to the public, no registration required, no fee].