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    Andersonville

    National Historic Site Georgia

Night Museum

Night-time photograph of the prison site
A campfire lights up the reconstructed northeast corner of the prison site.
NPS/Chris Barr
 

Experience the National Prisoner of War Museum and the historic prison site after dark in our new Night Museum Program.

From 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., the National Prisoner of War Museum will be open for a rare night-time opportunity to view the museum exhibits and experience the prison site. The main entrance gate will re-open at 5:45 p.m. and the museum will open at 6:00 p.m.

At the National Prisoner of War Museum, the exhibits, museum and bookstore will be open. At 7:00 p.m. a special program will occur in the museum theater. From the courtyard at the rear of the museum, the path to the prison site will be illuminated by candle lanterns, allowing access to the reconstructed northeast corner of the prison site. Among the replica shelters will be living history volunteers, portraying the often-overlooked winter period of the prison in 1864-65.

During this night-time event the prison site tour road and the Andersonville National Cemetery will be closed.

The Museum will be open from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. on:

  • Saturday, 25 January 2014
  • Saturday, 15 November 2014
  • Saturday, 24 January 2015
  • Saturday, 14 November 2015

Did You Know?

Historic photograph of Boston Corbett

Boston Corbett (Sgt 16th NY Cavalry), the man credited with killing John Wilkes Booth, was a prisoner at Andersonville. After the war, he briefly worked in the Kansas House of Representatives as a doorkeeper. He was sent to an asylum and, after escaping, he disappeared from history.