• North HillSide Photomerge

    Andersonville

    National Historic Site Georgia

Weather

Snow blankets a hillside

A rare snow falls over the prison site.

NPS/CASHEA ARRINGTON

Climate is warm during summer when temperatures tend to be in the 70s and cold during winter when temperatures tend to be in the 40s.

The warmest month of the year is July with an average maximum temperature of 91.10 degrees Fahrenheit, while the coldest month of the year is January with an average minimum temperature of 34.20 degrees Fahrenheit.

 
A green hillside with few trees

A bright summer day at the prison site.

NPS/CASHEA ARRINGTON

Temperature variations between night and day tend to be moderate during summer with a difference that can reach 22 degrees Fahrenheit, and moderate during winter with an average difference of 24 degrees Fahrenheit.

The annual average precipitation at Andersonville is 46.24 Inches. Rainfall in is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. The wettest month of the year is July with an average rainfall of 5.14 Inches.

Did You Know?

Grave 3538

Buried in grave 3585 is Corporal James Gooding, 54th Massachusetts Infantry, who died at Andersonville on July 19, 1864. A sailor before the war and highly educated, his letters describing his experience as a soldier were published in a Massachusetts newspaper and he wrote to Abraham Lincoln requesting equal pay for black soldiers. More...