Teaching the Stories of Prisoners of War

Sacrifice, courage, and perseverance are all values that can be learned from the prisoner of war experience. The park offers a series of lesson plans, field trip programs, and primary source materials designed to help students of all ages to better understand prisoners of war and the Andersonville Prison.

To request a copy of the Field Trip Planner or receive assistance in booking a field trip, please contact the park by email.

  • Brick building with flags flying in front
    Virtual Museum Tour

    View our virtual tour of the National Prisoner of War Museum

  • A ranger in green and gray uniform leading students on a tour in the courtyard.
    Plan a Field Trip

    Learn more about our ranger-led and self-guided school group tours.

  • Newspaper drawing of courtroom trial
    Wirz Trial Lesson Plan

    Learn more about the Henry Wirz mock trial lesson plan.

  • Monument featuring women, men and children surrounded by headstones.
    Interview a Monument

    Learn more about the Interview a Monument lesson plan which allows students to explore the monuments in the cemetery.

  • Images of prisoners of war and their families.
    Victory from Within

    Learn more about our Victory from Within curriculum which allows middle and high school students the opportunity to learn more about POWs.

Last updated: June 25, 2023

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Andersonville National Historic Site
496 Cemetery Road

Andersonville, GA 31711


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