When planning a field trip to Andersonville, please consider the following:
Please read our 2014-2015 Field Trip Planner for more information on program offerings and details for planning a field trip to Andersonville.
Self-guided groups must contact the park before arriving by submitting a Self-Guided Tour Form. This will allow park staff to schedule your visit and notify you of any issues or conflicts prior to your visit.
The park offers three ranger-led programs for school groups. Ranger programs are forty-five minutes in length. "Relics of Civilization" is for younger students up to the fifth grade and mixed-grade home school and distance-learning groups. "Life and Death in a Rebel Prison" is designed for the sixth through twelfth grade. "Witness" is for high school and college groups with 15 people or less. These programs are available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays throughout the school year.
A variety of self-guided activities are available which allow you to get the most of your visit and help students understand the experiences of Union Prisoners of war held at the Camp Sumter military prison during the American Civil War.