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.
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109 E. Church Street
Andersonville, GA 31711
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Georgia's Andersonville Trail
Take a ride through history on this 90-mile sightseeing loop off I-75 in southwest Georgia, featuring the Andersonville Confederate Prison Site, Jimmy Carter's hometown of Plains, and Habitat for Humanity's International Headquarters.