• North HillSide Photomerge

    Andersonville

    National Historic Site Georgia

Getting Around

Map detail

Detail of park map showing the three access gates on Highway 49.

NPS/Andersonville NHS

Three gates along Highway 49 provide access to the main part of the park:

The Main Entrance Gate is the northern most gate, and is the primary way visitors should enter the park. The entrance gate provides direct access to the National Prisoner of War Museum.

The Cemetery Gate is the middle gate and is used for funerals only.

The historic Exit Gate is directly across from the town of Andersonville and is used as the primary means of exit by all visitors.

Did You Know?

Lock and key to the Andersonville military prison

Very little remains of the original Andersonville prison. On the grounds, only the earthworks remain. Housed in the National Prison of War Museum are the lock, key, and hinge reportedly from the South Gate along with a piece of the deadline and a post from the stockade. Relics from prisoners include