In recent years, partnerships have become a way to get things done both within and beyond park boundaries. Partnerships foster a shared sense of stewardship. Partners develop appreciation for the park's values and resources, and a commitment to our mission.
Recent partners of Andersonville National Historic Site include the American Ex-Prisoners of War, Friends of Andersonville, Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, River Valley Regional Commission, Sumter Cycling, and the National Park Foundation.
Did You Know?
Inside the Andersonville prison was a vibrant free market economy. Prisoner George Fechtner recounted that, “there were a number of barber shops there where men could get shaved, their hair cut and whiskers dyed, and some of them carried on the doctoring business. They would buy their dyeing articles to work with, their soap and other things, from new arrivals.” Other prisoners operated stores, sold firewood, and repaired clothes and shoes.