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Telling the Story of POWs: The National Prisoner of War Museum

The brick and stone design of the museum evokes the feel of a military prison
Since 1998, the National Prisoner of War Museum has told the stories of prisoners of war throughout American history.
NPS/E. Leonard
 

Former prisoners of war partnered with Andersonville National Historic Site to create and develop the National Prisoner of War Museum, the only museum solely dedicated to interpreting the American prisoner of war experience. The National Prisoner of War Museum is dedicated to all prisoners of war in America's past who have served their country with dignity and distinction, so that current and future generations will be inspired by their service and sacrifice.

Did You Know?

Plaque at entrance to National Prisoner of War Museum

On April 9, 1942 on the Bataan peninsula in the Philippines, 10,000 American soldiers became prisoners of the Japanese. Exactly 56 years later the National Prisoner of War Museum was dedicated. Many former POWs and their families attended, including survivors of the Bataan Death March.