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Join Our Friends

The Friends of Andersonville are an important partner of Andersonville National Historic Site and the National Park Service. They are a tax-exempt, non-profit corporation that helps support interpretation, education, and preservation issues at the historic prison site, the National Cemetery, and the National POW Museum. The Friends are a unique source of financial assistance for the park as the Friends' Trustees administer the Andersonville Trust, an endowment that serves annual grants to the park.

Anyone wishing to donate to the Andersonville Trust can do so. Please mail your tax deductible gift, made payable to Andersonville Trust, to:

Friends of Andersonville
Attention: Andersonville Trust
P.O. Box 186
Andersonville, GA 31711

For more information about the Friends of Andersonville, please contact them at the address above or you can visit their web site: friendsofandersonville.org .

Did You Know?

A corn plant growing next to a prisoner shelter

A small number of Andersonville prisoners were able to grow crops such as beans and corn. Prisoner diaries and sketches mention this fact and a photograph taken in the summer of 1864 shows corn stalks growing near a shelter. Such an undertaking would require constant guard and demonstrates that prisoners knew they might be captives at Andersonville for quite some time.