The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum

Location

109 E. Church St.
Andersonville GA 31711

Rates

  • Admission for ages 13 - 17: $1.00
  • Admission for Adults (over 17): $5.00
  • Free Admission for ages under 13 when accompanied by an adult: $0.00

Hours of Operation

  • 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
  • Sunday : 9:00am - 5:00pm

Social

Original Fire Zouave, Infantry and Cavalry uniforms
Rare South Carolina Zouave Drummer Boy
Family visits the Drummer Boy Museum in Andersonville
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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.

Amenities
Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking on Site
  • Public Restrooms
  • Self-guided Tours
Special Tags
  • Civil War Site
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly