The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum

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The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum

The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum

109 E. Church St
Andersonville, GA 31711



Exhibits at this museum include Civil War uniforms, guns, swords, documents and photographs. Mannequins wearing 15 authentic Civil War uniforms, both Union and Confederate, including a colorful red and blue New York Fire Zouave uniform and a Union and Confederate drummer boy uniform complete with original drums, dominate the museum. Numerous 1850s and 1860s revolvers, carbines and muskets and Civil War swords are on display along with original flags, including a last national flag of the Confederacy.

An extensive collection from the estate of Gen. Thomas t. Eckert, president of Western Union and chief of the United States Military Telegraph Department under President Lincoln, are a part of the museum. Included is Mary Surratt's bonnet, which was removed from her head and given to Eckert just before her hanging along with others convicted in the Lincoln assassination conspiracy.

  • Info & Amenities
  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    13 thru 17 $1.00

    Adults $5.00

    Under 13 Free when accompanied by Adult

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission

    Group Amenities


    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


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