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Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum

496 Cemetery Rd, Andersonville, GA 31711-4040
+1 229-924-0343
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Fascinating Look Back in History

This is a fascinating educational visit that could easily take 4-5 hours to do. There are 2 very... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bs R
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Worth a visit

Don't forget to ask the ranger for the audio tour disk and it will guide you around the site. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
robstainedglass
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Danbury, CT
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Andersonville National Historic Site pays tribute to all American prisoners of war. The park has three features: the National Prisoner of War Museum, the site of the Andersonville prison, and the Andersonville National Cemetery.The National Prisoner of War Museum commemorates the sacrifices of all American prisoners of war. Museum exhibits tell the story of prisoners of war using artifacts, visuals, text and oral history interviews with former prisoners of war. Two 30-minute introductory films alternate thoughout the day. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. A tour road encircles the Andersonville prison site; a self-guided driving tour is available. The Andersonville National Cemetery contains the graves of nearly 13,000 Union prisoners of war. The national cemetery is still active and contains over 20,000 interments.Most visitors spend at least two hours in the park. Those with an interest in the Civil War or military history could easily spend most of the day.
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496 Cemetery Rd, Andersonville, GA 31711-4040
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a fascinating educational visit that could easily take 4-5 hours to do. There are 2 very well done movies together with self guided tours of the prison and cemetery. Plenty of room to roam and explore for children and teens. Plan on a...More

Thank Bs R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't forget to ask the ranger for the audio tour disk and it will guide you around the site. The whole experience is worth the time.

Thank robstainedglass
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a must see if you are in the area, it is fantastic. The information about the Civil War prison and touring the actual site was eye opening. We really enjoyed the information in the museum on prisoners of war from the Civil War nd...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took our kids from 6-13 yrs old, they all learned so much! It was very informative and well thought out. Great resource to learned about history. We highly recommend this place. You can walk outside or drive by the borders of the camp. The...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good museum. Touching and sad. Displays are interesting. Only part of our group watched the movie. They were said it was moving and informational. But, they were glad the kids did not watch. Our school aged kids understood the museum. Being able to go...More

1  Thank Krobinson5
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must see if you are in the area or are looking to see about the Civil War prison camp. There are 2 short films to see, the first one at the top of the hour and the second one at the half hour. Visit...More

2  Thank 663marilynr
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We detoured off the Interstate Highway to spend an hour at Andersonville. A nice drive, with welcome break from highway traffic. We happened to arrive on a weekend with live reenactments, so that was a plus. This site does a wonderful job of educating us...More

1  Thank Gram-in-STL
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the POW Museum and CSA Prisoner of War site not knowing what to expect. The museum was very moving; the vast amount of information was somewhat overwhelming. Reading about POWs, their experiences and the level of anguish they must of...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Our extended family of grandparents, parent and three children, ages 2, 4 (going on 5), and 6 (going on 7) were here for the children to learn and earn their Junior Ranger awards. Plus a grandparent of mine had spent time in the civil war...More

1  Thank Dennis S
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

What a humbling experience. Such a sad, gruesome part of our war history. We decided to visit during their annual Living History Weekend, which is presented by live reenactors. We began by watching the 30 minute movie in the theater. Wow.

Thank Barb A
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We did most of it in a day. As with most everything, it depends on the person(s) and their interests.
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They have a gift shop there and also offer guided tours.
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