Field Trips

When planning a field trip to Andersonville, please consider the following:

  • Ranger-led field trips are offered on most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during the school year.
  • Groups visiting on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays should plan to self-guide. Also on any day that you have limited time, or a group that exceeds tour limits then you will want to plan for a self-guided visit.

Please read our 2016-2017 Field Trip Planner for more information on program offerings and details for planning a field trip to Andersonville.

  • Ranger-Led Programs: Grades K-12
    The park offers three ranger-led programs for school groups. Your grade level and group size will automatically determine which program is presented.
  • Self-guiding Field Trips; Grades K - 12

    Self-guided groups must contact the park before arriving by submitting a Self-Guided Tour Form. This will allow park staff to schedule your visit and notify you of any issues or conflicts prior to your visit.


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  • Visitors walking the grounds at Andersonville

    Andersonville visitors

    Field Trips
    Grade level:
    Middle School: Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade
    Social Studies
  • Andersonville National Historic Site

    Self-guiding Field Trip to Andersonville

    Children walking the prison site and image of a cemetery monument

    A variety of self-guided activities are available which allow you to get the most of your visit and help students understand the experiences of Union Prisoners of war held at the Camp Sumter military prison during the American Civil War.

    Field Trips
    Grade level:
    Kindergarten-Twelfth Grade
    Civil War, Military and Wartime History
    National/State Standards:
    This activity aligns to the common core standards for ELA/social studies.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Andersonville National Cemetery
National Prisoner of War Museum
496 Cemetery Road

Andersonville, GA 31711


(229) 924-0343
Main park phone number.

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