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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  • Scene from Andersonville Historic Fair

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  • Drummer Boy Civil War Museum

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  • Rare South Carolina Zouave Drummer Boy Uniform

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  • Margaret's Cottage

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

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  • Village Hall available for receptions and meetings

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  • St. James Penning Log Church

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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

From the north, via I-75 Follow I-75 south to Exit 135 (Perry). Head southwest on GA-224 from the interstate to Montezuma, approximately 20 miles. Just outside Montezuma, turn right on GA-26 and follow to the intersection of GA-49. Turn left on GA-49 and head south approximately 6.5 miles to Andersonville. The Village entrance will be on the right. From the south, via I-75 Follow I-75 north to Exit 101 (Cordele). Head west on US-280 from Cordele to Americus, approximately 30 miles. In Americus, turn right onto GA-49 and head north approximately 10 miles to Andersonville. The Village entrance will be on the Left. From the Columbus area Follow GA-520/US-280 toward Cusseta. Turn left on GA-26 and head east to Buena Vista, approximately 16 miles. Continue on GA-26 to Ellaville, approximately 15 miles. In Ellaville, turn right onto US-19 then left onto GA-228. Follow GA-228 east to Andersonville, approximately 12 miles. In Andersonville, turn right on W. Church Street and follow till you pass the monument in the center of town. From the Albany area Follow US-19 north toward Americus, approximately 36 miles. In Americus, turn right onto US-280 and continue east through downtown Americus to Tripp Street. Turn left on Tripp Street/GA-49 and head north approximately 10 miles to Andersonville. The Village entrance is on the left.

Visit Website

Phone: 229-924-2558

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