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    Andersonville

    National Historic Site Georgia

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April 08, 2014
150th Anniversary First Saturday Programs—May 3, 2014
Join park staff and volunteers for special programs on the First Saturday of May (Saturday, May 3, 2014), to learn more about the experience of confinement at the Andersonville Prison. There is no admission fee and all programs are open to the public.

March 17, 2014
Spring Decoration Changes Policy at Andersonville National Cemetery
As the reappearance of leaves on the trees outside denotes the arrival of warmer weather, the National Park Service would like to remind the public of seasonal changes to the floral decoration policy in Andersonville National Cemetery.

March 12, 2014
Help Build Replica Prisoner Shelters at Andersonville for “Park Day”
For the annual Park Day event, volunteers will assist with repair and rebuilding of replica prisoner shelters in the reconstructed northeast corner of the prison site on Saturday, April 12, 2014..

March 03, 2014
Tourism to Andersonville National Historic Site creates $6,612,500.00 in Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 122,883 visitors to Andersonville National Historic Site in 2012 spent $6.6 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 99 jobs in the local area.

March 03, 2014
April First Saturday Programs at Andersonville—April 5, 2014
Nearly a month after the first prisoners arrived, the north wall of the stockade was finally completed, providing Confederate officers a sense of security as the number of prisoners continued to increase. Over 7,000 Union soldiers were imprisoned here by April first; at the end of the month the prison would be near its designed capacity of 10,000. Join park staff and volunteers for special programs on the First Saturday of April, (Saturday, April 5, 2014) to learn more about the Andersonville Prison. There is no admission fee and all programs are open to the public.

February 14, 2014
Living History Weekend at Andersonville National Historic Site
Andersonville National Historic Site will host its annual Civil War Living History Weekend on Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9, 2014.

February 07, 2014
150th Anniversary First Saturday Programs—March 1, 2014
Join park staff and volunteers for special programs on the First Saturday of March to learn more about the opening of the Andersonville Prison. There is no admission fee and all programs are open to the public.

January 29, 2014
Prisoner of War Museum to host program on Hawaiians in the Civil War
The National Prisoner of War Museum will be hosting historian Justin Vance from Hawaii Pacific University on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Dr. Vance will be giving a program in the auditorium entitled, “Hawaiians and POWs from Hawaii in the American Civil War.”

January 23, 2014
150th Anniversary First Saturday Programs—February 1, 2014
Join park staff and volunteers for special programs on the First Saturday of February to explore the creation of the Andersonville Prison. These programs are part of a monthly series during the 150th anniversary of Andersonville.

January 10, 2014
Prisoner of War Museum to Host Book Signing with Vietnam POW Bill Robinson
The National Park Service will be hosting former Vietnam POW Bill Robinson and historian Glenn Robins, author of the recent biography The Longest Rescue: The Life and Legacy of Vietnam POW William A. Robinson at the National Prisoner of War Museum at Andersonville National Historic Site on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

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?

Drawing of the north gate to the Andersonville Prison

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.