* OFFICIAL *
- Feb 5, 2017
CivilWarTalk Antietam Muster 2021
Weekend of October 8th, 9th, and 10th - 2021
If you're interested in going to this event, please RSVP in the module at the top of the thread! Get your RSVP in before September 17th!
Thursday, October 7th: (Early Arrivals Optional)
1:00 pm – Check in Time
Friday, October 8th: (optional)
Morning Side Trip
Friday, October 8th (Regular Arrivals)
12:00 pm – Official Kickoff: CWT Fall Muster – Gather in War Room!
12:30 pm – Head to Harpers Ferry National Park.
Here are some audio presentations about Harpers Ferry
Put on your most comfortable walking shoes! Harpers Ferry is very up and downhill.
3:30 or 4:00 pm – A member presentation?
6:30 pm – Dinner – TBA
Saturday, October 9, 2021
7:00 am – Breakfast in our CWT War Room. Antietam Movie
8:00 am – Leave hotel.
It will take 45 minutes to get from Charles Town to Antietam.
We get to Antietam for 8:45, use the porta potties, pay park fees in the trailer they will have set up, look around a bit in the book store and Stephen will join us for 9:30.
9:30 am – Antietam NP All Day. We will be doing a number of major tour stops all day.
Stephen Recker, THE Antietam tour guide is booked for 3 hours and will be leading us. I don’t have the full itinerary from him yet.
12:30 – Box Lunch from Captain Benders.
We will also plan on going over to the Pry House. This was closed for all of 2020. I’m currently ascertaining if it is going to be open by Autumn. This was McClellan’s Headquarters, Lincoln visited it, and it was a field hospital. Very important place. On our way back to Sharpsburg is the National Cemetery.
I would LOVE a member presentation on the National Cemetery.
Nutters – Finish off at Nutters for ice cream before we head back to Charles Town for a bit of a rest, freshen up and then the member dinner.
As always, we want and look forward to member presentations on any of the subjects here!
This is a big park – very pristine battlefield - and is spread out so there will be a lot of driving.
7:00 pm – Dinner - TBD
Sunday, October 10th
7:00 am – Gather in our CWT War Room for breakfast
Presentation – looking for member presentations
9:30 am – Head into Charles Town, which was named after George Washington’s younger brother. Who knew he had a brother?
Jefferson County Courthouse still stands where the trial of John Brown was held.
Presentation on this by anyone?
1:00 pm – Return to hotel, say our goodbyes, checkout and go home.
Sunday Afternoon Side Trip
Fredricksburg – National Museum of Civil War Medicine[/warning]
[INFORMATION=Host Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites and Home2 Suites]
Charles Town, WV
There are 25 double queen rooms on hold for us that weekend with some set aside for handicap accessible. The rates for people coming in early are: Wednesday and Thursday nights, $109.00 (plus tax) and Friday and Saturday nights, $139.00 (plus tax). Sunday and Monday nights go back to $109.00 (plus tax). These rates are as discounted as they get.
We also have a "War Room" set aside BUT at this current time (February - 2021), only 10 people are allowed in it, preferably masked. That may change by Fall as Covid conditions change.
Of course, while things are starting to look good and I had a long talk with the events coordinator about it, things are subject to change at a moments notice because of Covid. Currently West Virginia has the BEST vaccine rollout rate in the nation.
When making the reservations, please state that you are with the CivilWarTalk Antietam Muster. If there is any problem with that, please refer the booking clerk to Tara Orndorff, Director of Sales, and she will straighten them out at the front desk.
Tara also wanted this link to be included in this notice to CivilWarTalk Members on what the Hilton Company is doing to make the rooms clean and safe for our stay.
The safety and security of our guests and team members remain our highest priority, and Home2 Suites and Hampton Inn & Suites Charles Town remain diligent in our commitment to provide a safe, hospitable environment for all who enter our doors.
Some previous discussions about this muster have been archived here: