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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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Must see this sitte especially if you are interested in the American Civil War

Excellent driving tour narration. Well done and informative. Excellent reconstruction of portions... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rolesville_dave2013
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Rolesville, North Carolina
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I have ridden down I-75 many times and never took the time to explore this historic site. I was in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joseph C
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Flat rock, NC
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent driving tour narration. Well done and informative. Excellent reconstruction of portions of the stockade to help visualize how it was. The Museum is also well done and gives a visual experience of what it must be like to be a POW.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have ridden down I-75 many times and never took the time to explore this historic site. I was in awe. I did not realize over 20,000 Union soldiers are buried there. It was a horrible place to be a POW during the Civil War....More

Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A moving site reflecting on POW 's around the world and different war era's. Provided insight to the POW camps here in the US during the civil war. Tour the park with audio tour or walk. The museum has a short video with good information...More

Thank Mary O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wish we could have spent more time here. Having read books and seen movies about Andersonville isn't the same as being there. We had a local guide (Cynthia Stormcaller) on our bus, who was fantastic, but I understand you can check out a cd...More

Thank phillyf0lks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Read about this place at a travel welcome center in Georgia. Went a bit out of the way to visit this site, and was very surprised to experience this location of the past. The cemetery completely took us by surprise as it is well marked,...More

Thank Patricia438
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see and was a highlight of our trip. We toured the National Prisoner of War Museum, the actual prison site and the Andersonville National Cemetery. It really makes you wonder how we could actually treat our own countrymen in this fashion,...More

Thank Ron T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is well worth the trip. Plan on at least 3 hours to see, read and visit all the sights. Amazing POW museum where you visualize the horror that man did to man. Get a audio tour any drive around the prison. The Star fort...More

Thank Tom_PGR
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This park is way off in the boondocks but worth the drive if you have any interest in Civil War history. Very sad and haunting history of this place. The museum covers the history of American POWs in all wars that we have fought in....More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park and the cemetery is a great place to spend the day. A good time for reflection and a place to give thanks to all veterans. Its free of charge so there is no reason not visit!

Thank TK-TRAVELER14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being from Chattanooga we've seen the cream of civil war sites but being at Andersonville was a sobering experience. Walking the fields where these soldiers suffered brings you to tears.There is a museum and the national cemetery. There is also the town of Andersonville close...More

Thank Pat P
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Babsy1969
How long should I allow to tour the site? This is a stop over on my way to Warm Springs from FL.
25 March 2017|
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Response from Anthony P | Reviewed this property |
As with all things - it depends. At a minimum, I would give yourself a couple of hours. The Park Service has a Audio tour for your vehicle that is free, and it takes roughly an hour. It covers Camp Sumter (Andersonville... More
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dutchessnancy
Is it worth the going out of our way coming from Florida to Myrtle Beach?
9 October 2016|
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Response from Walt_H_1956 | Reviewed this property |
On second thought, yes it is, depending on your route from Florida. If you're coming north on I-75, it's about 35 minutes west of Perry, GA. Worth a side trip, then back to 75 towards Atlanta, then east to Myrtle Beach... More
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Linda F
How many days does it take to experience all the civil war monuments in the area? In other words, how long should we plan to stay in the area?
1 February 2016|
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Response from Liz D | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest you spend a day at Andersonville. You could also take a day in Columbus for the Port Columbus Civil War Museum, and Museum of the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center. If you have a few days and want... More
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