Andersonville National Historic Site

Location

760 Pow Rd.
Andersonville GA 31711

Rates

  • Admission: $0.00

Hours of Operation

  • 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
  • Sunday : 8:00am - 5:00pm

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Andersonville National Historic Site
Visitors view exhibits at Andersonville National Historic Site's National Prisoner of War Museum.
An autumn day at the Andersonville National Cemetery.
Original earthworks surround the Andersonville prison. Built by prisoners, these earthworks were intended to defend the prison against a Union attack which never came.
Young visitor interacts with a park ranger dressed as a Union prisoner of War.
Saluting at the annual Memorial Day service.
Civil War graves and monuments in the Andersonville National Cemetery.
Civil War graves and monuments in the Andersonville National Cemetery decorated for Memorial Day.
A living history educator dressed as a Union prisoner of war points to a Confederate guard.

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 9:30 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.

Amenities
Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking on Site
  • Public Restrooms
  • Self-guided Tours
  • Maps & Brochures Available
Near Interstate Highway
  • 75
Special Tags
  • Civil War Site
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Open Year 'Round