Historic Jacob Rohrbach Inn
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Founded in 1763, Sharpsburg in Maryland is best known for the Antietam Civil War Battlefield, renowned as the most preserved of all Civil War sites. Many of Sharpsburg's homes and churches, including the Jacob Rohrbach Inn were damaged by artillery during the battle, and many buildings still display their scars. The 184 mile long Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Park trail passes by Sharpsburg, and Harpers Ferry National Park is only 12 miles away down the old "John Brown Road".
Five climate controlled guest rooms all with private en-suite baths are furnished with antiques and reproductions.
The Jacob Rohrbach Inn can arrange private battlefield tours with knowledgeable historians by advance reservation. The Inn also provides guest bicycle rental for exploring the battlefield, the C&O Canal trail, or enjoying a day trip to nearby Harpers Ferry.
Located in the Blue Ridge of Western Maryland. The Inn offers your finest lodging option in a historic landmark which stood witness to the War Between the States. A better way to stay.
Your stay includes our fresh home baked pastries and a bountiful multi-course breakfast each day. Your hot breakfast includes a selection of juices and teas, fresh roasted coffee, home baked pastries, an egg dish and a meat. Our own gardens supply not only flowers for the table, but also much of our herbs and produce, including strawberries and peaches in season.
The Sharpsburg area includes many fine restaurants and inviting shops. Nearby Shepherdstown, West Virginia, just across the river, is home of Shepherd University, hosting the Contemporary American Theater Festival each July and many other cultural events for your enjoyment.
The Inn is located in the Blue Ridge of Western Maryland. Founded in 1763, Sharpsburg is best known for the Antietam Civil War Battlefield, renowned as the most preserved of all Civil War sites. Many of Sharpsburg's homes and churches, including the Jacob Rohrbach Inn were damaged by artillery during the battle, and many buildings still display their scars.
The 184 mile long Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Park trail passes by Sharpsburg and Harpers Ferry National Park is only 12 miles away down the old "John Brown Road", while the Appalachian Trail traverses the South Mountain Battlefield just 8 miles from the Inn.
An Itinerary for a Short Visit
- Antietam National Battlefield Park
- Antietam Battlefield Hiking Guide
- Antietam Battlefield 2015 Event Calendar
- Pry House Field Hospital Museum
- Antietam Battlefield Bike Tour
- South Mountain Battlefield Driving Tour
- The Kennedy Farm (John Brown's HQ) .
- Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Call the Inn to arrange Private Historian Led Battlefield Tours of Antietam, South Mountain, or Harper's Ferry. We will arrange for a knowledgeable guide to meet you at the Inn after breakfast. Your choice of tour length, type, and focus, $25/hour - 2 hour minimum. Transportation is provided for 4 passengers or less (Advanced Notice Required).
Free ranger guided group tours are offered daily at the Visitor's Center. Sharpsburg Ghost Walks offered year round by appointment, for reservations call Stonecrest Farms, 301-991-0265. New! Bonnymeed Farms horse and carriage tour has longer trips available. See their website or call 304-876-1307 to reserve a spot.