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Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum

Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Two brothers (family of ours) - one survived, one did not

This is a heart-breaking place to visit. I could not watch the video it was so disturbing to me... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nashville, Tennessee
No Geneva Convention

Had wanted to see this place for years after reading a book about it as a preteen and constanlty... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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...more
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496 Cemetery Rd, Andersonville, GA 31711-4040
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a heart-breaking place to visit. I could not watch the video it was so disturbing to me, knowing that we had family who went through this horrible ordeal.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had wanted to see this place for years after reading a book about it as a preteen and constanlty running across accounts of atrocities whiile studying Civil War history. Today the green sloping meadow and the small stream bisecting the site are calm and peaceful....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had visited this site in the early 1990’s before the opening of the POW museum so we thought a second visit would be interesting and it was. The museum covered the history of POWs from the American Revolution to the present concentrating on the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

I first learned about Andersonville while reading Clara Barton's biography. Then this week was surprised to realize we would be driving by the site while visiting Americus, Georgia. We drove in and spent an extremely interesting and enlightening couple of hours in the museum and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

What an incredible restoration of a horrible place!!!! Civil War Prison!!! The video just touched my heart.... the conditions of the prison during the war was just dreadful!!! The tombstones were just so stark on the hills!!! Be sure and drive around the huge cemetery...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

Being a Civil War buff, I've read much about Andersonville, and have wanted to visit it for a long time. My opportunity finally came this summer, when I was travelling with my family. I feel a little strange saying that I enjoyed visiting a place...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 22, 2018

We visited the National POW museum during a road trip of S Carolina and Georgia. Fascinating place to visit even for non- Americans. The POW museum is very well done and in places quite harrowing and emotional. The tour around the Civil War Andersonville stockade...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peter L
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

We took a small group of students to visit Andersonville for the Veterans Day weekend. The POW Museum is detailed and provides insight and a clear historical record of the experiences of our prisoners of war. The actual prison site puts you in direct contact...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MiHiCl
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Came here to see where my 5th great grandfather was held during the Civil War. The grounds, monuments, and reconstructed pieces of the prison are incredible to see. Knowing how many people were held here at one time is astounding and saddening. The POW museum...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hezzy_t
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Driving to get there you will pass by many cotton fields, which is so beautiful to see. The museum can take quite a while to get through, depending on how much you want to read. There are so many artifacts from different wars but mostly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Patrick F
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Response from JDNTS | Reviewed this property |
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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Response from Pantherfan57 | Reviewed this property |
They have a gift shop there and also offer guided tours.