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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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Sobering and spiritual

For Veteran's Day, we decided to visit the Andersonville civil war site and it really brought home... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2017

As a Civil War buff, I really anticipated coming to see this, the largest POW camp the Rebels had... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2017
Tipp City, Ohio
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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 November 12, 2017

For Veteran's Day, we decided to visit the Andersonville civil war site and it really brought home the suffering and sacrifice of those who fought on the right side of history. While the actual stockade no longer exists, the site is staked out and signage...More

1  Thank Midwesterner007
Reviewed November 8, 2017

As a Civil War buff, I really anticipated coming to see this, the largest POW camp the Rebels had for Yankee POWs. Amazing museum covers not only the Civil War POWs, but all wars's POWs.

1  Thank laurelboo
Reviewed November 7, 2017

This museum of misery details the experiences of the prisoners of war from several conflicts, beginning with the Civil War. Those imprisoned were sometimes scorned as cowards and shamefully abused. And throughout the museum, the faces of the soldiers are heartbreakingly young. Don't bring children...More

Thank Linda T
Reviewed November 4, 2017

This is our 3rd visit, We must all support, remember, respect and bless all men and women of wars. The museum is excellent, you must take the time to read, sit and listen the videos from many exhibits and watch documentaries (free) in the theatre....More

1  Thank gbrax
Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

This museum was phenomenal and heart wrenching all in one. It looks at the plight of POW's from civil war till present. Video and letters about their experiences. I would compare it to the Holocaust museum in Washington DC

Thank Tami K
Reviewed October 26, 2017

Went to see where my GG Grandfather was taken prisonerIve been reading about it and wanted to see it on my own. It was great to take a drive around the compound. You get a real clear vision of the prison and it’s surroundings. The...More

Thank Scott V
Reviewed October 7, 2017 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

1  Thank mjacostausmc
Reviewed October 1, 2017 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 September 30, 2017

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

1  Thank Jim O
Reviewed September 24, 2017 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
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January 30, 2018|
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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.
October 8, 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
October 5, 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.