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 2023’s conference was “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 will open on April 22, 2023 and will close on September 27, 2023.

The one-day Spring Symposium will showcase some of the latest research and scholarship of the Maryland Campaign.

2024 Spring Symposium

April 12-13, 2024

The theme for our Spring Symposium is After Antietam: The Final Acts. Registration will open on 27 October 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 [members only, registration required, fee].

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].