On the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, a group of intrepid paddlers explored the meandering Antietam Creek on a Preservation Maryland-led tour.
Sold Out: Kayak through Antietam History
02/03/2017 By Elly Colmers Cowan
This tour is sold out! Please enter your name of the wait list here. Here’s an an opportunity to understand the Battle of Antietam in a new way – from a kayak right down in Antietam Creek. On September 17, the anniversary of the Battle, Preservation Maryland invites you to kayak through Antietam history with fellow history buffs.
Preservation Maryland will pair the fun of kayaking the beginner whitewater stretch of the Creek with a pre-tour lecture on the historic and preservation context of the Battlefield.
“Picnic party at Antietam Bridge,” 1862, by Alexander Gardner. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.
We’ll meet at the Newcomer House. The kayaking tour lasts roughly 4 to 4.5 hours. The ticket price of $115-$125 includes kayak rentals and equipment, kayak guide, brunch, lecture, parking, and gratuity. If you have any dietary restrictions or other questions, please contact Director of Engagement Elly Cowan. Sign up now to get a spot!
KAYAK ANTIETAM CREEK
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017
11AM – 4PM, Keedysville, MD