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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?

American flags in front of white headstones

The earliest commemorative service in the National Cemetery was held on Emancipation Day, January 1, 1869. Teachers and students of the Freedman's school, along with the Rev. Dr. Hamilton Pierson held memorial services and superintended the decoration of the the National Cemetery.