Living History Volunteers
NPS/Andersonville National Historic Site
Living History volunteers provide visitors with special programs and events throughout the year, assisting visitors in better understanding the prisoner of war experience at Camp Sumter during the Civil War.
While living history can be done throughout the year, the park hosts three annual programs with a strong living history component. We also encourage groups interested in presenting programs at other times to contact us.
To find out how you can help, please contact the Chief of Interpretation and Education at 229 924-0343 or through e-mail.
Annual Programs which include Living History:
Did You Know?
The earliest commemorative service in the National Cemetery was held on Emancipation Day, January 1, 1869. Teachers and students of the Freedman's school, along with the Rev. Dr. Hamilton Pierson held memorial services and superintended the decoration of the the National Cemetery.