Things To Know Before You Come

Civil War gravestones and American Flags

Civil War prisoner graves decorated for Memorial Day.

NPS/Alan Marsh

Here are some things you might want to know about Andersonville National Historic Site before you visit the park and surrounding area.
  • The National Cemetery remains active, and it is possible that a funeral may occur during your visit. Be aware of cemetery regulations and respectful at all times.
  • No lodging or camping is available in the park. The communities surrounding the park offer these services and more.
  • Southwest Georgia is a subtropical environment with high humidity and high temperatures. Be aware of the weather conditions during your visit and always mindful of the heat.
  • In order to conserve the artifacts on display, some exhibit areas in the museum have reduced or dim lighting.
  • Our main exhibit gallery uses an experiential approach to explore the prisoners of war story - exhibits and artifacts are not displayed in chronological order.
  • Pets are welcome to visit Andersonville with some restrictions.

    Our Frequently Asked Questions page has lots of additional information that visitors often want to know.

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