Andersonville National Historic Site was authorized by Congress in 1970 to preserve the site of the Camp Sumter Military Prison, commonly known as Andersonville, 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.
Please explore this section for information on statistics and employment, to learn how park staff are planning for the future of the park for our visitors, and to learn about the park is preparing for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary in 2016.
Did You Know?
The shelters built by prisoners were known by many names: tents, huts, shelter tents and blanket tents. The phrase "shebang" was used by a small number of prisoners but through post-war and Twentieth Century popular writings has become the most commonly used term for the prisoner shelters. More...