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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?

1866 drawing of prisoner shelters

It rained 22 days during the month of June 1864 at Andersonville. Prisoner Warren Goss remembered, "it was miserably wet, dirty, and disagreeable with unpleasant odors. Neither could one get accustomed to, or be able to blunt the senses to, the existence of so much misery."