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September 09, 2014
Andersonville Completes "State of the Park" Report
Scientists, historians and Andersonville National Historic Site managers have taken a long look at the natural, cultural and historic resources in their care and summarized their findings in a new "State of the Park" report released this week.

August 08, 2014
Vietnam POW Wayne Waddell to Speak at Annual POW/MIA Convocation
National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Recognition Day is Friday, September 19, 2014. In honor of that day, the National Park Service, the Friends of Andersonville, and Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) are hosting the 2014 National POW/MIA Convocation at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 17 in the Jackson Hall Auditorium on the campus of Georgia Southwestern State University. The public is invited. The annual Convocation begins four days of area events in recognition of National POW/MIA Recognition Day. The annual "The Ride Home" event will host ceremonies to remember military service members still listed as Missing in Action and to honor former POWs on the campus of GSW.

August 01, 2014
150th Anniversary First Saturday Programs—September 6, 2014
Join park staff and volunteers for special programs on the First Saturday of July (Saturday, September 5, 2014), to learn more about the Andersonville Prison. There is no admission fee and all programs are open to the public.

July 18, 2014
Tourism to Andersonville National Historic Site and Jimmy Carter National Historic Site creates $9,162,300.00 in Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 166,225 visitors to Andersonville National Historic Site and Jimmy Carter Historic Site in 2013 spent $9.2 million in communities near the parks. That spending supported 136 jobs in the local area.

July 14, 2014
150th Anniversary First Saturday Programs—August 2, 2014
Join park staff and volunteers for special programs on the First Saturday of August (Saturday, August 2, 2014), to learn more about the worst month at Andersonville Prison. There is no admission fee and all programs are open to the public.

June 16, 2014
150th Anniversary First Saturday Programs—July 5, 2014
Join park staff and volunteers for special programs on the First Saturday of July (Saturday, July 5, 2014), to learn more about prisoner desperation at Andersonville Prison. There is no admission fee and all programs are open to the public.

January 03, 2014
Andersonville National Historic Site to Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Andersonville Prison and the Experiences of Civil War Prisoners of War
Andersonville National Historic Site will offer a series of events and programs to mark the Sesquicentennial (150th Anniversary) of the Andersonville Prison throughout 2014 and 2015.

Did You Know?

American flags in front of white headstones

The earliest commemorative service in the National Cemetery was held on Emancipation Day, January 1, 1869. Teachers and students of the Freedman's school, along with the Rev. Dr. Hamilton Pierson held memorial services and superintended the decoration of the the National Cemetery.