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    Andersonville

    National Historic Site Georgia

Places To Go

Men walk down a cemetery avenue lined with American flags
The avenue of flags leading the the rostrum in the National Cemetery during Memorial Day weekend.
NPS/Andersonville NHS
 

Three features allow park visitors to opportunities to better understand the history of the Andersonville prison during the Civil War, and the broader history of prisoners of war throughout American history: the National Prisoner of War Museum, the historic prison site, and the National Cemetery.

Most visitors spend at least two hours in the park. Those with a special interest in the Civil War or American prisoners of war could easily spend most of the day.

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 original lock, key, and hinge from the South Gate along with a piece of the deadline and a post from the stockade. Relics from prisoners include a mirror and sewing kit as well as handmade items such as a pipe and rings made of bone.