Antietam: The Bloodiest Day
Step back in time to former President James Buchanan’s Wheatland farm in the year 1862. Only a few weeks have passed since Americans read with horror about the battle fought near Antietam Creek and Sharpsburg, Maryland… the conflict that would become later known as the bloodiest day of the American Civil War. As guests visit with Mr. Buchanan and his family, visitors to Wheatland will come to learn his opinion about the War and his concerns about the Nation’s Democratic principles.
Living History tours featuring Antietam: The Bloodiest Day begin on the hour, starting at 12pm with the last tour at 3pm. Advanced reservations are strongly recommended as tours do fill up and walk-in space is not guaranteed. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour so you may have ample time to check in.
What is a Living History tour? A Living History Tour differs from a Standard Tour of Wheatland in that it is an immerse experience in history where various costumed historic reenactors share history through first-person “living” portrayals of historic characters. These tours are only available the first Saturday of the month from March – October. Tour admission also includes admission to the exhibition galleries at LancasterHistory.org.
Featured Image: A photographic reproduction of an original print of Thure de Thulstrup’s “Battle of Antietam.” Public domain image.