Throughout the day, the staff and volunteers at Andersonville National Historic Site will lead you through the events that took place every day within the Andersonville prison (Camp Sumter) as well within the Confederate camps and offices. The living historians and re-enactors will explain to you the activities and challenges that the soldiers from both sides faced daily: How did these men endure the many hardships they confronted daily? Were these men any different than the normal soldier in the field? What was the reaction of the young boys and old men assigned to the operation of the overcrowded prison? Join us to gain a better understanding of the experiences of prisoners of war during the Civil War.
At 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Barry Brown, heritage tourism specialist for Georgia's Tourism Division, will speak about the state's Civil War sesquicentennial programs. He will be signing his book, "Crossroads of Conflict: A Guide to Civil War Sites in Georgia," which be available for sale at the event.
Admission & Fees
Admission Fee $0.00
Free Parking, Parking on Site
Family-friendly, Free Admission
Civil War, Entertainment, Family Friendly, History & Heritage, Outdoors & Nature