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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?

Prison cell from the Hanoi Hilton, North Vietnam reproduced in the National Prisoner of War Museum

A cell from the Hanoi Hilton (Vietnam War prison) has been re-constructed in the National Prisoner of War Museum. Known also as the Hoa Lo Prison, it was built by the French around 1900 to hold Vietnamese political prisoners. During the Vietnam War, the prison held United States servicemen who faced horrific conditions and torture while imprisoned there.