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Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum

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Address: 496 Cemetery Road, Andersonville, GA 31711
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Andersonville National Historic Site pays tribute to all American prisoners...

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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Afternoon at Andersonville with the Family

My husband, 12 year old daughter and I spent a late afternoon here. There's a large parking lot in front of the visitor center and museum. The park Ranger here was so nice. We... read more

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband, 12 year old daughter and I spent a late afternoon here. There's a large parking lot in front of the visitor center and museum. The park Ranger here was so nice. We stamped our National Park Passport Book in the Gift shop, and then my daughter picked up her Jr. Ranger Booklet at the desk and we headed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I checked out Andersonville National Historic Site last year. It was a cold and windy day, but we really enjoyed it. Inside there's plenty to read and check out in the museum. If you're like me, you'll want to take your time and take it all in. In the site's actual landmarks you can get a feel from where the... More 

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Montevideo, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is very tastefully done. It covers the prisoner of war camp held on this sight at the time of the civil war. It makes the war seem more realistic when you can walk over the grounds that the POW's actually lived in died. Their story is real. The museum also covers POW's from other wars. Very interesting and... More 

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Hermitage, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see for History buffs and people alike. The Visitor Center is very well done, and the staff is very friendly. Lots to see outside with the reconstructions & monuments across the horizon, to envision what it must have been like there during those times. Also, don't forget to see the National Cemetery as well, very well taken care... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My teens are very hard to please. I let them choose the places we go.But they have to tell Mom about them. This way They are teaching Mom. Wow!!!

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really sad place when you think of the atrocities that soldiers endured here during the Civil War. There is a road around the site of the camp but the really great stuff is in the POW museum. A place that you will learn a lot and will make you think.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an unexpected surprise on our trip of how great the POW museum at this visitor center is. The site is the location of a Confederate camp for Union POWs but the museum covers American POWs from all major conflicts in a very interesting and impactful way.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very moving and informative. Good museum exhibits and both walking and driving exhibits. Thr cemetery is not only a prison cemetery but an active veteran cemetery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well done Museum!! The displays caused one to feel personally connected. Leads to a greater understanding of the cost of War in human suffering. Wishes for peace in 2017!

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Cedar Bluff, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently had the opportunity to tour the Andersonville Prison and National Prisoner of War Museum. If you are a history hound Andersonville is a must-see site. It is situated about 2 hours south of Atlanta (122 miles) or about an hour away from Macon, GA, (66 miles). The prison site is just down the road from the town of... More 

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