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    Andersonville

    National Historic Site Georgia

Cemetery Regulations

Andersonville National Cemetery serves as a shrine for the nation's honored dead. These regulations have been designed to ensure beauty, dignity and preservation of a reverent atmosphere. Please abide by the following while on the cemetery grounds:

  • Pets are prohibited in the landscaped and grassy areas within the National Cemetery. Pets are welcome in other parts of the park, provided they are kept on a leash at all times.
  • No jogging, picnicking or recreational activities
  • Please keep your voices lowered
  • Please place all litter in refuse containers
  • Please do not sit on headstones or monuments within the cemetery grounds


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.