Basic Information

American flags on graves
Civil War prisoner graves decorated for Memorial Day.


Here are some things you might want to know about Andersonville National Historic Site before you visit the park and surrounding area.
  • Andersonville National Historic Site is comprised of three main components: the National Prisoner of War Museum, the historic Civil War prison site and Andersonville National Cemetery.
  • The National Cemetery remains active, and it is possible that a funeral may occur during your visit. Be aware of cemetery regulations and respectful at all times.
  • No lodging or camping is available in the park. The park does not offer an ATM or food services. The communities surrounding the park offer these services and more.
  • Southwest Georgia is a subtropical environment with high humidity and high temperatures. Be aware of the weather conditions during your visit and always mindful of the heat.
  • In order to conserve the artifacts on display, some exhibit areas in the National Prisoner of War Museum have reduced or dim lighting, the museum is also very cold during the summer months.
  • Our main exhibit gallery uses an experiential approach to explore the prisoners of war story - exhibits and artifacts are displayed by experience, but galleries are not dedicated in individual war periods.
  • Pets are welcome to visit the grounds of Andersonville with some restrictions.

    Our Frequently Asked Questions page has lots of additional information that visitors often want to know.

Last updated: November 7, 2023

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Mailing Address:

Andersonville National Historic Site
496 Cemetery Road

Andersonville, GA 31711


229 924-0343

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