Special Program: "The Road To Andersonville"
Library of Congress
Join a park ranger on a guided walk following in the footsteps of the 45,000 United States soldiers who entered into Andersonville prison from 1864-1865. This tour will include an expanded look at the massive military complex that constituted the prison, while visitors explore the history through the eyes of the men held captive here. This program will be offered on select First Saturdays throughout 2014-2015.
The tour begins at the National Prisoner of War Museum at Andersonville National Historic Site and lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes. The tour starts promptly at 10:00 am. Although this is a free tour, it is ticketed. Please obtain tickets before you arrive to guarantee a seat on the trolley.
Get a ticket for one of the upcoming programs!
The Fine Print
Please arrive and check-in between 9:00 -9:45 am at the front desk of the National Prisoner of War Museum. At 9:45 am, all tickets not claimed will be released to walk-up visitors.
This is a walking tour that will cover approximately one mile of distance over uneven paved and grassy surfaces. Participants will be outdoors for the duration of the tour and should be dressed for walking and the weather. The trolley transport is not equipped for wheelchairs, walkers or strollers. All pets are prohibited, except for service animals.
Did You Know?
Dr. Francis Lieber was the primary author of instructions for U.S. troops regarding prisoners of war. As a Constitutional professor and abolitionist, his work was widely unpopular in the Civil War South. Today a building at the University of South Carolina, where he taught, is named in his honor.