Presidential Pathways / Andersonville

The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum

109 E. Church St.
Andersonville, GA 31711

  • Original Fire Zouave, Infantry and Cavalry uniforms

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  • Rare South Carolina Zouave Drummer Boy

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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, 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

    Rates Donations Accepted

    School Rates Call or see website

    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


  • Andersonville Historic Fair

    Andersonville Historic Fair

    10/07/2017 - 10/08/2017

    History comes alive in Andersonville the first weekend in October when hundreds of Civil War reenactors set up camps and stage two realistic mock battles, the first at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, and the second at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017. Sutlers selling Civil War uniforms and accoutrements and Civil War-era civilian clothing add color and interest, as do craftsmen such as blacksmiths, basket makers, quilters, weavers, and artists of all kinds. Gates open at 10 a.m. both days.

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