• North HillSide Photomerge

    Andersonville

    National Historic Site Georgia

Park Fun

A boy with a wooden musket practices rifle drill with a Civil War soldier.
Practicing rifle drill at the Confederate guard camp during a living history weekend.
NPS/Eric Leonard
 

While much of the story of Andersonville and prisoners of war is a somber subject, there are numerous ways to extend a visit and find more meaning in the resources of the park.

Did You Know?

Drawing of Civil War soldiers at the Andersonville prison deadline

The deadline at the Andersonville prison consisted of a rail about four feet off the ground that was situated nineteen feet from the stockade wall. Any prisoner who crossed this line with any part of his body was likely to be shot without warning by a guard in a guard tower.