2010 Holiday Hours at the Andersonville National Historic Site
Contact: Eric Leonard, 229 924-0343
During the upcoming winter holiday season, the National Prisoner of War Museum at Andersonville National Historic Site will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2010; Christmas Day, December 25, 2010; and New Years Day, January 1, 2011. The main park entrance, prison site, and picnic area will be closed on these three days.
The Andersonville National Cemetery will be open to the public each of these holidays, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Holiday access to the National Cemetery will be through the Cemetery gate, located just north of the city of Andersonville on Highway 49.
Andersonville National Historic Site is located ten miles south of Montezuma, Georgia, and ten miles north of Americus, Georgia on Highway 49. The park, cemetery, and museum close at 5:00 p.m. For more information, call 229 924-0343 or visit on the web at www.nps.gov/ande
Did You Know?
A smallpox hospital was built two miles south of the Andersonville prison to isolate infected prisoners. In operation only four months, 50% of the prisoners admitted there died of the disease. The 64 graves of the smallpox hospital were moved to Andersonville National Cemetery in 1867.