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    National Historic Site Georgia

Living History Weekend

Visitors interact with Union prisoners of war.

Visitors hear the stories of Union prisoners of war.

NPS/Brad Stribling

The parks holds several Living History Weekends throughout the year. During these events, living historians, re-enactors, and park rangers will help you understand the lives of Union and Confederate soldiers as well as civilians near the end of the Civil War at the actual site of the infamous prison.

Throughout the day, the staff and volunteers at Andersonville National Historic Site will lead you through the events which took place every day within the Andersonville prison (Camp Sumter) as well within the Confederate camps and offices.

The living historians will explain to you the activities and challenges that the soldiers from both sides faced daily:

How did these men endure the many hardships they confronted daily? Were these men any different than the normal soldier in the field? What was the reaction of the young boys and old men assigned to the operation of the overcrowded prison?

Join us to gain a better understanding of the Camp Sumter experience during the Civil War.

Living History weekends are scheduled for:
March 8-9, 2014
October 24-26, 2014
March 14-15, 2015

Did You Know?

Sack of Cement Cross on exhibit in the National POW Museum

The largest artifact in the National Prisoner of War Museum is the “Sack of Cement Cross” from Camp O’Donnell in the Philippines. The total height of the cross is 8 ft. The cross was built as a memorial to American prisoners who perished in the camp.