The National Park Service prepares a variety of planning and environmental documents to help guide it in managing park resources. These documents can range from site-specific impact analyses, to broader park-wide plans for future use and management of the park, such as the General Management Plan.
Foundation Document (2014)
The Foundation Document for Andersonville National Historic Site provides basic guidance for decision-making and management of this unit of the National Park System. In its totality, this document presents a shared understanding of the purpose, significance, fundamental resources and values, primary interpretive themes, and special mandates for Andersonville National Historic Site and Andersonville National Cemetery. It also documents the desired conditions for the park, providing the broadest level of direction for management of the park based on laws and policies that guide the National Park Service.
These plans provide a general decision-making framework for National Park Service managers to best protect a park unit's resources and ensure quality visitor experiences. Intended to last 15-20 years, these plans are based on law, policy and the park's foundation document and have, in most cases, been developed in consultation with the public and interested stakeholders. The following plan applies to Andersonville.
General Management Plan - June 1988 [14.6 MB PDF]
Long Range Interpretive Plan - February 2010 [2.10 MB PDF]
Southeast Region Civil War Sesquicentennial Action Plan - October 2010 [6.50 MB PDF]
National Prisoner of War Museum Dedication Program - April 1998 [9.42 MB PDF]
Historic Resource Study - 1970 [14.5 MB PDF]
Did You Know?
The North and South Gates were the only entrances into the Andersonville prison, with the North gate being the primary one. Incoming prisoners were marched about a quarter of a mile to the North gate at the prison.