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    Andersonville

    National Historic Site Georgia

Field Trips

Park staff have developed a series of activities and on-site programs designed to help students understand the experiences of Union Prisoners of war held at the Camp Sumter military prison during the American Civil War. These activities include both ranger-led and teacher-led activities.

Please read our 2013-2014 Field Trip Planner for more information on planning a field trip to Andersonville.

Guided field trips are offered by Andersonville staff weekly most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during the school year. Use the search utility below to locate available programs, and email us with your questions. Please note that field trip confirmation may take up to seven days.

Presently, schools have two options for field-trip programs at Andersonville:

  • Ranger-Led Programs: Grades K-12
    The park offers two ranger-led programs for school groups. Ranger programs are forty-five minutes in length and can accomodate up to 55 students. "Relics of Civilization" is for younger students up to the fifth grade as well as mixed-grade homeschool and distance-learning groups. "Life and Death in a Rebel Prison" is designed for the sixth through twelth grade.
  • Self-guiding Field Trips; Grades K - 12

    School groups are welcome to visit Andersonville self-guided. The park offers a wide variety of resources to assist teachers in organizing their visit. Self-guided groups must schedule with park staff to avoid "double-bookings."

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  • Ranger-Led Programs at the Andersonville Prison site

    Thursday, May. 1, 2014 10:00 AM

    Ranger-Led Programs at the Andersonville Prison site

    The park offers two ranger-led programs for school groups. Ranger programs are forty-five minutes in length and can accomodate up to 55 students. "Relics of Civilization" is for younger students up to the fifth grade and mixed-grade homeschool and distance-learning groups. "Life and Death in a Rebel Prison" is designed for the sixth through twelth grade. Please note that field trip confirmation may take up to seven days.

    Up to two 45 minute ranger-led programs per group of 55 students in a two hour block.

    We're sorry, but this field trip is full for the dates you have selected.

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  • Ranger-Led Programs at the Andersonville Prison site

    Thursday, May. 1, 2014 1:00 PM

    Ranger-Led Programs at the Andersonville Prison site

    The park offers two ranger-led programs for school groups. Ranger programs are forty-five minutes in length and can accomodate up to 55 students. "Relics of Civilization" is for younger students up to the fifth grade and mixed-grade homeschool and distance-learning groups. "Life and Death in a Rebel Prison" is designed for the sixth through twelth grade. Please note that field trip confirmation may take up to seven days.

    Up to two 45 minute ranger-led programs per group of 55 students in a two hour block.

    Register Online
  • Ranger-Led Programs at the Andersonville Prison site

    Tuesday, May. 6, 2014 10:00 AM

    Ranger-Led Programs at the Andersonville Prison site

    The park offers two ranger-led programs for school groups. Ranger programs are forty-five minutes in length and can accomodate up to 55 students. "Relics of Civilization" is for younger students up to the fifth grade and mixed-grade homeschool and distance-learning groups. "Life and Death in a Rebel Prison" is designed for the sixth through twelth grade. Please note that field trip confirmation may take up to seven days.

    Up to two 45 minute ranger-led programs per group of 55 students in a two hour block.

    We're sorry, but this field trip is full for the dates you have selected.

    View next available dates for this trip

  • Ranger-Led Programs at the Andersonville Prison site

    Tuesday, May. 6, 2014 1:00 PM

    Ranger-Led Programs at the Andersonville Prison site

    The park offers two ranger-led programs for school groups. Ranger programs are forty-five minutes in length and can accomodate up to 55 students. "Relics of Civilization" is for younger students up to the fifth grade and mixed-grade homeschool and distance-learning groups. "Life and Death in a Rebel Prison" is designed for the sixth through twelth grade. Please note that field trip confirmation may take up to seven days.

    Up to two 45 minute ranger-led programs per group of 55 students in a two hour block.

    We're sorry, but this field trip is full for the dates you have selected.

    View next available dates for this trip

  • Ranger-Led Programs at the Andersonville Prison site

    Wednesday, May. 7, 2014 10:00 AM

    Ranger-Led Programs at the Andersonville Prison site

    The park offers two ranger-led programs for school groups. Ranger programs are forty-five minutes in length and can accomodate up to 55 students. "Relics of Civilization" is for younger students up to the fifth grade and mixed-grade homeschool and distance-learning groups. "Life and Death in a Rebel Prison" is designed for the sixth through twelth grade. Please note that field trip confirmation may take up to seven days.

    Up to two 45 minute ranger-led programs per group of 55 students in a two hour block.

    We're sorry, but this field trip is full for the dates you have selected.

    View next available dates for this trip

  • Ranger-Led Programs at the Andersonville Prison site

    Wednesday, May. 7, 2014 1:00 PM

    Ranger-Led Programs at the Andersonville Prison site

    The park offers two ranger-led programs for school groups. Ranger programs are forty-five minutes in length and can accomodate up to 55 students. "Relics of Civilization" is for younger students up to the fifth grade and mixed-grade homeschool and distance-learning groups. "Life and Death in a Rebel Prison" is designed for the sixth through twelth grade. Please note that field trip confirmation may take up to seven days.

    Up to two 45 minute ranger-led programs per group of 55 students in a two hour block.

    Register Online
  • Ranger-Led Programs at the Andersonville Prison site

    Thursday, May. 8, 2014 10:00 AM

    Ranger-Led Programs at the Andersonville Prison site

    The park offers two ranger-led programs for school groups. Ranger programs are forty-five minutes in length and can accomodate up to 55 students. "Relics of Civilization" is for younger students up to the fifth grade and mixed-grade homeschool and distance-learning groups. "Life and Death in a Rebel Prison" is designed for the sixth through twelth grade. Please note that field trip confirmation may take up to seven days.

    Up to two 45 minute ranger-led programs per group of 55 students in a two hour block.

    We're sorry, but this field trip is full for the dates you have selected.

    View next available dates for this trip

  • Ranger-Led Programs at the Andersonville Prison site

    Thursday, May. 8, 2014 1:00 AM

    Ranger-Led Programs at the Andersonville Prison site

    The park offers two ranger-led programs for school groups. Ranger programs are forty-five minutes in length and can accomodate up to 55 students. "Relics of Civilization" is for younger students up to the fifth grade and mixed-grade homeschool and distance-learning groups. "Life and Death in a Rebel Prison" is designed for the sixth through twelth grade. Please note that field trip confirmation may take up to seven days.

    Up to two 45 minute ranger-led programs per group of 55 students in a two hour block.

    Register Online
  • Ranger-Led Programs at the Andersonville Prison site

    Tuesday, May. 13, 2014 10:00 AM

    Ranger-Led Programs at the Andersonville Prison site

    The park offers two ranger-led programs for school groups. Ranger programs are forty-five minutes in length and can accomodate up to 55 students. "Relics of Civilization" is for younger students up to the fifth grade and mixed-grade homeschool and distance-learning groups. "Life and Death in a Rebel Prison" is designed for the sixth through twelth grade. Please note that field trip confirmation may take up to seven days.

    Up to two 45 minute ranger-led programs per group of 55 students in a two hour block.

    Register Online
  • Ranger-Led Programs at the Andersonville Prison site

    Tuesday, May. 13, 2014 1:00 PM

    Ranger-Led Programs at the Andersonville Prison site

    The park offers two ranger-led programs for school groups. Ranger programs are forty-five minutes in length and can accomodate up to 55 students. "Relics of Civilization" is for younger students up to the fifth grade and mixed-grade homeschool and distance-learning groups. "Life and Death in a Rebel Prison" is designed for the sixth through twelth grade. Please note that field trip confirmation may take up to seven days.

    Up to two 45 minute ranger-led programs per group of 55 students in a two hour block.

    Register Online

Did You Know?

A corn plant growing next to a prisoner shelter

A small number of Andersonville prisoners were able to grow crops such as beans and corn. Prisoner diaries and sketches mention this fact and a photograph taken in the summer of 1864 shows corn stalks growing near a shelter. Such an undertaking would require constant guard and demonstrates that prisoners knew they might be captives at Andersonville for quite some time.