Andersonville National Historic Site

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:Andersonville National Historic Site
Description:National Prisoner of War Museum; preserves the site of Camp Sumter (Andersonville prison); and manages Andersonville National Cemetery.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:496 Cemetery Road
Address 2:
City:Andersonville
State/Province:GA
Zip Code:31711
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:The park grounds are open daily from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm Eastern Time, allowing access to both the historic prison site and Andersonville National Cemetery. The National Prisoner of War Museum, which also serves as the park visitor center, opens at 8:30 and also closes at 5:00 pm. The National Prisoner of War Museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Days and no visitor services are provided. Park grounds, including the National Cemetery, are open on these days.
Admission:
Telephone:(229) 924-0343
Website:http://www.nps.gov/ande/
R E V I E W S
S. Steele, Co-op Member
This is an awesome way to really make history come alive! I have 5 children ranging from middle school down to infant. Everyone but the baby learned something and enjoyed the trip greatly! And with 5 children, this was still very affordable!!!
Debby S, Co-op Member
This is a great place to learn more about the War Between the States. I would encourage home schools to study some on this before they go, but with the film shown in the center, the partially rebuilt fort, etc., there is so much that can be learned directly on site. You can search for ancestors who fought or were interred here, too.

Going during a reenactment would be even more fun, usually in late May and Oct.

There's small stores in the adjacent town of Andersonville, along with the only statue in America to someone who was convicted of being a war criminal.

You'd probably want to bring food and drinks and remember it gets really hot down here.
ALMP, Co-op Member
This was an excellent trip to learn more about the war & what pow's faced. It was extremely emotional in learning of the sufferage, but also left a lasting impression of the facts stated before us.
Erin Burke, Co-op Member
This museum is a very humbling, eye opening experience. It not only shows you the history of Ft Sumter prison but it is also a memorial to all POWs. It also offers a Jr Ranger Program, that I think really helps to open up children's minds to understand what the museum is about.
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