The park Visitor Center has a theater, exhibits, observation room, and museum store. The audiovisual programs include: "Antietam Visit," an award-winning film, shown on the hour. This 26-minute movie recreates the battle, as well as, President Abraham Lincoln's visit to Union Commander General George B. McClellan. Every day at 12:00 noon a one hour documentary about the battle of Antietam, narrated by James Earl Jones, is shown in the Visitor Center theater.
Interpretive talks are conducted daily by park rangers. During the summer season, Ranger programs are expanded and scheduled more often. Check at the Visitor Center for a daily schedule.
Did You Know?
Six generals were killed or mortally wounded at the Battle of Antietam - 3 Union and 3 Confederate. Today, the location where they were killed is marked by a mortuary cannon, a cannon barrel muzzle down in a block of stone.