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Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum

496 Cemetery Road, Andersonville, GA 31711-4040
+1 229-924-0343
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A little out of the way but so worth it

Places like this do not get the glory of Gettysburg and other major battles, but it is so important... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Huntsville, Alabama
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After reading articles and watching documentaries I was anxious to visit the site. First was the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lorraine B
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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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 Road, Andersonville, GA 31711-4040
+1 229-924-0343
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Places like this do not get the glory of Gettysburg and other major battles, but it is so important to share this story with America so people do not forget the ugly side of war. The National POW Museum is great, and to drive or...More

Thank mjacostausmc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading articles and watching documentaries I was anxious to visit the site. First was the film about POWs up to the present time. It is troubling to see what man is capable. Then came the museum. Interesting and profound!! So well done and informative....More

Thank Lorraine B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A peaceful, serene place that drives home the horrors experienced by those imprisoned. What is not told is the existence of like conditions in both Union and Confederate prisons, this is just the best known and the only one which is a National Historic Site....More

Thank Jim O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

These two northerners enjoyed this stop on our way home. The cemetery is an important place in civil war history. We did not learn about it in school. We enjoyed touring the museum and reading the exhibits and then we watched the informative movie in...More

Thank susanlst
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by and walked the 'loop' around the remains of the prison with a guide sheet referencing locations around the loop. Total length of the walk was @ 1.1 mile. Took the 'cemetery' tour in our vehicle. Either tour in a vehicle can be taken...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

Being a bit of a Civil War buff, I always wanted to visit this place. While in Atlanta for a few days, I put this on our list of things to do. It is about a 2+ hour drive from Atlanta and well worth the...More

Thank nriemen
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The Prisoner of War museum and cemetery at Andersonville is worth a visit for everyone. It's an interesting historic site and a great chance to honor POWs.

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 10 September 2017

A great museum on Prisoners Of War throughout the history of the US! The grounds are now bare at Andersonville, but it is easy to imagine the hardships of the prisoners here. Definitely a stop for any US history/Civil War buffs.

Thank Joe J
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Its hard to imagine existence at the Camp Sumter Prison at Andersonville. The National Prisoner of War Museum will help you with that and help you understand the plight of prisoners of war over the years in many nations. Very well done and worth the...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Visited with forty-two fellow travelers to view and tour the POW camp. Was very impressed by the amount of work that has gone into the grounds, take a docent with you to get the full experience! Well worth it!

Thank Gary U
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8 October 2017|
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Response from Joseph C | Reviewed this property |
They have a gift shop there and also offer guided tours.
April J
6 October 2017|
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Response from SCDad | Reviewed this property |
Not if you are asking about the visitor center and museum. Otherwise, they can be on a short leash and never left tied to anything, anywhere, and never in the landscaped cemetery at all. There's more on the web site.
April J
6 October 2017|
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Response from Tom_PGR | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed on the museum grounds, but not in the museum or cemetery. Service dogs are allowed.