Presidential Pathways / Andersonville

Andersonville National Historic Site

760 Pow Rd.
Andersonville, GA 31711

  • Andersonville National Historic Site

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  • Civil War graves and monuments in the Andersonville National Cemetery decorated for Memorial Day.

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  • Young visitor interacts with a park ranger dressed as a Union prisoner of War.

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  • A living history educator dressed as a Union prisoner of war points to a Confederate guard.

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  • Visitors view exhibits at Andersonville National Historic Site's National Prisoner of War Museum.

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  • Saluting at the annual Memorial Day service.

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  • An autumn day at the Andersonville National Cemetery.

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  • Civil War graves and monuments in the Andersonville National Cemetery.

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  • Original earthworks surround the Andersonville prison. Built by prisoners, these earthworks were intended to defend the prison against a Union attack which never came.

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Andersonville National Historic Site pays tribute to all American prisoners of war. The park has three features: the National Prisoner of War Museum, the site of the Andersonville prison, and the Andersonville National Cemetery.

The National Prisoner of War Museum commemorates the sacrifices of all American prisoners of war. Museum exhibits tell the story of prisoners of war using artifacts, visuals, text and oral history interviews with former prisoners of war. Two 30-minute introductory films alternate throughout the day. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. A tour road encircles the Andersonville prison site; a self-guided driving tour is available. The Andersonville National Cemetery contains the graves of nearly 13,000 Union prisoners of war. The national cemetery is still active and contains over 20,000 interments.

Most visitors spend at least two hours in the park. Those with an interest in the Civil War or military history could easily spend most of the day.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Guided Tours / Guide Available, Maps & Brochures Available, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible, Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway


    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages