Tour the Antietam Battlefield with D. Scott Hartwig

SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2024  9 am – 7 pm

161 years later, September 17, 1862 still remains
the bloodiest single day in American history…

D. Scott Hartwig

This program is currently fully booked.

Please contact Ashley Luskey at if you have any questions.

The Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, in partnership with the American Civil War Museum in Richmond, Virginia invites you to join distinguished author and former National Park Service historian, D. Scott Hartwig for a full-day tour of the Antietam battlefield! As we walk this historic landscape, we will explore some of the key moments in the fighting on September 17, discuss the diverse experiences of the soldiers who fought there, and learn, through the words of those who survived that day, how the soldiers sought to make meaning out of all that they had endured.

All attendees will receive a free copy of Mr. Hartwig’s new book, I Dread the Thought of The Place: The Battle of Antietam and the End of the Maryland Campaign (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2023). Boxed lunch and dinner at Lilah’s Restaurant in Shepherdstown, WV included.

An image of  a copy of Mr. Hartwig’s new book

Participants may either park at Gettysburg College and ride the coach bus to Antietam at 8 am, or meet the bus at the Antietam Visitor Center at 9 am. Bus will return to Gettysburg College around 8 pm.

For questions, please call the CWI office at 717-337-6592 or