The Battle of Antietam remains the bloodiest one-day battle on American soil. On September 17, 1862, 23,000 soldiers became casualties in the first major Confederate attack on the Union during the Civil War. Every year, the National Park Service honors their sacrifice when it illuminates the Battlefield with 23,000 luminaries.
Each year, Heritage Montgomery hosts Heritage Days on the last weekend of June. Sponsored by Heritage Montgomery since 2004, this free festival highlights historic, cultural, and outdoor recreation sites offering special programs including exhibits and demonstrations, live music, activities for children, and much more. Heritage Days is the perfect chance to enjoy many small sites that are not regularly open to the public.
Come enjoy an old-fashioned meal featuring corn roasted in the husk, served at your table at the historic Union Mills Homestead. Meal ticket buys: Serving of fried chicken, applesauce, sliced tomatoes, roll and butter, iced tea or lemonade, and all the roasted corn you can eat. An outdoors event in the tradition of picnics and frolics held at the site in times gone by, the Corn Roast Festival is held each year by the Union Mills Homestead Foundation, Inc. and the Silver Run-Union Mills Lions Club. This year is our 48th year for this annual event.
Save the date for the must-attend preservation party, Phoenix Rising, hosted by Preservation Maryland! Preservation Maryland will host Phoenix Rising at the Baltimore Museum of Industry on Thursday, October 23, 2019.