Andersonville National Historic Site was authorized by Congress in 1970 to preserve the historic site of Camp Sumter and to interpret the story of prisoners of war throughout American History. Like each of its sister national parks, Andersonville must balance the competing demands of its dual mission: providing for a fulfilling visitor experience and preserving the historic resources located here.
This goal can only be achieved through will the help of a dedicated group of partners - the the Friends of Andersonville, the American Ex-Prisoners of War, the National Park Foundation, the local community and many others.
There are many ways for you to be involved. Whether you want to be a park volunteer, join our Friends, or be one of the thousands of people who visit the park, we welcome you and invite you to help tell the story of Andersonville and American prisoners of war.
Did You Know?
Clara Barton accompanied the Army expedition which established of the National Cemetery at Andersonville. She raised the Stars and Stripes over the cemetery for the first time on August 17, 1865. More...