• 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?

Canvas, rubber, and wooden shelters

Shebang was one name given by a small number of prisoners at Andersonville to the crude shelters that they constructed out of wood and scraps of cloth. More frequently used names were hut, hovel, tent, shanty, and hole in the ground. More...