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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?

Plaque at entrance to National Prisoner of War Museum

On April 9, 1942 on the Bataan peninsula in the Philippines, 10,000 American soldiers became prisoners of the Japanese. Exactly 56 years later the National Prisoner of War Museum was dedicated. Many former POWs and their families attended, including survivors of the Bataan Death March.