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    National Historic Site Georgia

Living History Volunteers

Living history volunteers pose as Union Prisoners of War

Living history volunteers pose as Union Prisoners of War

NPS/Andersonville National Historic Site

Living History volunteers assist with programs that help visitors to better understand 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 Living History Programs:


150th Anniversary Events and Registration Deadlines

  • Living History Weekend; October 26-27, 2014
  • Registration Deadline: September 26, 2014
  • Night Museum; November 15, 2014
    Registration Deadline: October 31, 2014
  • Night Museum; January 24, 2015
    Registration Deadline: January 9, 2015
  • Living History Weekend; March 14-15, 2015
    Registration Deadline: February 13, 2015
  • Night Museum; November 2015
    Registration Deadline: October 30, 2015

Did You Know?

Historic drawing of a steamboat explosion

The Sultana was a steamboat on the Mississippi River that sunk on April 27, 1865, after its steam boiler exploded. Of the 2,400 passengers on board, an estimated 1,600 were killed. A majority of the passengers, a little over 2,000, were Union soldiers many of whom had survived Andersonville prison and were returning home. Most of these men had survived the horrors of Andersonville only to be lost in what became the greatest maritime disaster in the history of the United States.