Basic Information

Andersonville National Cemetery
National Prisoner of War Museum
496 Cemetery Road
Andersonville, GA 31711

Andersonville National Historic Site is located in southwest Georgia. The park is approximately 12 miles north of Americus and 11 miles south of Montezuma on GA-49.

Andersonville National Historic Site Operating Hours

The National Prisoner of War Museum is open from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm daily. The park grounds are open from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm daily.

Standard Hours

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Summer temperatures reach highs in the 80s-90s and high humidity. Winter temperatures tend to be in the 40s and below. Snow can occur but is rare. Average annual precipitation is 46.24 inches and is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. The National Prisoner of War Museum is maintained at a cool temperature to help preserve artifacts; dressing in layers is recommended.

Entrance Fees:

Park Fees - $0.00

Andersonville National Historic Site is a fee free park. No fee is charged to enter the park or visit the National Prisoner of War Museum.

Entrance Passes:

Entrance Passes - $0.00

Because no fees are charged at the park, no entrance passes are available at Andersonville National Historic Site.

National Prisoner of War Museum

The National Prisoner of War Museum tells the story of prisoners of war throughout American History. This facility doubles as the park's visitor center and is the best place to begin a visit.

 
Civil War gravestones and American Flags
Civil War prisoner graves decorated for Memorial Day.

NPS/Alan Marsh

 
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.
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  • No lodging or camping is available in the park. The communities surrounding the park offer these services and more.
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  • 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.
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  • 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. Ask for a free museum experience guide at the front desk.
  • Pets are welcome to visit the grounds of Andersonville with some restrictions.
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    Our Frequently Asked Questions page has lots of additional information that visitors often want to know.

Last updated: March 8, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Andersonville National Cemetery
National Prisoner of War Museum
496 Cemetery Road

Andersonville, GA 31711

Phone:

(229) 924-0343

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