• North HillSide Photomerge

    Andersonville

    National Historic Site Georgia

Accessibility

For the mobility impaired:
The National Prisoner of War museum, including restrooms are handicap accessible to visitors.

The historic prison side was built on sloping terrain leading to a creek. Portions of the historic prison site may be difficult to reach in a wheelchair. All outdoor exhibits are accessible. Paved roads provide access around the historic prison site and through the National Cemetery.

For the hearing impaired:
The visitor center theater programs and museum videos are captioned. Written texts of audio programs are available.

For the visually impaired:
A braille version of the park brochure is available upon request.

Individuals with specific accessibility requirements are encouraged contact the park in advance to discuss their needs.
Please contact park staff at 229 924-0343 for more information.

Did You Know?

Drawing of a barbershop inside the Andersonville prison

Inside the Andersonville prison was a vibrant free market economy. Prisoner George Fechtner recounted that, “there were a number of barber shops there where men could get shaved, their hair cut and whiskers dyed, and some of them carried on the doctoring business. They would buy their dyeing articles to work with, their soap and other things, from new arrivals.” Other prisoners operated stores, sold firewood, and repaired clothes and shoes.