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Andersonville Presidential Pathways

The tiny town of Andersonville holds an infamous place in Civil War history but now stands as a testament to those who gave their lives during the conflict that divided our country. While there, visit Camp Sumter/Andersonville National Historic Site, the National Prisoner of War Museum, the Drummer Boy Museum and the Andersonville Civil War Village.
  • Entrance to Andersonville

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  • Village Hall available for receptions and meetings

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  • Rare South Carolina Zouave Drummer Boy Uniform

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  • St. James Penning Log Church

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  • One of the views from the Drummer Boy Civil War Museum

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  • Scene from Andersonville Historic Fair

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  • Margaret's Cottage

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  • Drummer Boy Civil War Museum

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Visit the Village of Andersonville and step back in time. The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum on the main street is a must-see collection of authentic uniforms (both Union and Confederate), revolvers, carbines and muskets. The Village also boasts a 6-acre Pioneer Farm with operating Grist Mill, a 130-year-old log cabin and many more period buildings in a natural setting. Village Hall and St. James Pennington Church on the main street makes a wonderful backdrop for destination weddings, family reunions or business meetings.

The hamlet of Anderson was known as Anderson Station until the post office was established in November 1855, and the government changed the name of the station from "Anderson" to "Andersonville" to avoid confusion with the post office in Anderson, S.C. During the Civil War, the Confederate army established Camp Sumter to house Union prisoners of war, and the town served as a supply depot during the period. Now, Andersonville welcomes tourists from all over the world.

Visitor Information Center

109 E. Church Street
Andersonville, GA 31711

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Phone: 229-924-2558

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