Place is perhaps the most important factor of the visitor experience at Andersonville. The landscapes and monuments of the park provide us with a tangible viewscape to appreciate the people and stories that illustrate the prisoner of war experience here and elsewhere in our nation's history.
Andersonville Prison Site
The site of Camp Sumter Military Prison (commonly called Andersonville) is preserved as a focal point of the the National Historic Site. The prison site is 26.5 acres outlined with double rows of white posts. Two sections of the stockade wall have been reconstructed, the north gate and the northeast corner. The prison at Camp Sumter was established early 1864 to provide a place to hold Union prisoners captured by Confederate forces. In only 14 months of operation, 45,000 men were imprisoned here and nearly 13,000 Union prisoners died here.
Andersonville National Cemetery
National Prisoner of War Museum
Last updated: April 14, 2015