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October 15, 2014
2015 Prisoner of War Research Grant Program Announced
Andersonville National Historic Site, home of the National Prisoner of War Museum, seeks applicants for an annual grant program which will provide financial assistance to support original research and writing leading to interpretive works on the history of American Prisoners of War. The application deadline for 2015 awards is December 12, 2014.

October 09, 2014
November “Night Museum” Returns to Andersonville National Historic Site 2014
On the evening of Saturday, November 15, the popular "Night Museum" program will return to Andersonville National Historic Site. From 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., the National Prisoner of War Museum will be open for a rare night-time opportunity to view the museum exhibits and experience the prison site by lantern light.

October 09, 2014
150th Anniversary First Saturday Programs—November 1, 2014
Join park staff and volunteers for special programs on the First Saturday of November (Saturday, November 1, 2014), to learn more about the history of Andersonville Prison. The event is free and all programs are open to the public.

September 30, 2014
Seasonal Decorations at the Andersonville National Cemetery
With the arrival of autumn, the staff at Andersonville National Cemetery would like to remind the public of seasonal changes to the floral decoration policy.

September 30, 2014
Fall Living History Weekend at Andersonville National Historic Site
As part of the 150th commemoration of the Civil War, Andersonville National Historic Site will be hosting a living history weekend on Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26, 2014. A variety of programs will be offered on both days. Living historians will be present at the prison site from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, and from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sunday. A Junior Ranger Station will be available for kids to complete their Junior Ranger books and earn patches and badges. This event and admission to the park are free.

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.

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?

Headstones in the National Cemetery at Andersonville

Andersonville prison was the deadliest prisoner of war camp during the Civil War with a total of nearly 13,000 deaths. Over 40% of all Union prisoners of war who died during the Civil War perished at Andersonville.