Field Trips

When planning a field trip to Andersonville, please consider the following:

  • Ranger-led field trips are offered on most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during the school year.
  • Groups visiting on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays should plan to self-guide. Also on any day that you have limited time, or a group that exceeds tour limits then you will want to plan for a self-guided visit.

Please read our 2014-2015 Field Trip Planner for more information on program offerings and details for planning a field trip to Andersonville.

  • Ranger-Led Programs: Grades K-12
    The park offers three ranger-led programs for school groups. Your grade level and group size will automatically determine which program is presented.
  • Self-guiding Field Trips; Grades K - 12

    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.


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  • Andersonville National Historic Site

    Ranger-Led Programs at the Andersonville Prison site

    Park ranger leads college students in a discussion in front of the stockade wall

    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.

    Field Trip Program
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten-Twelfth Grade
    Civil War, Military and Wartime History
    National/State Standards:
    This activity aligns to the common core standards for ELA/social studies.