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Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum
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Owner description: 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.
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Very important for everyone to see.”
Reviewed January 23, 2012

Very moving and informative. Everyone should make a point to stop into this museum - let's not forget the sacrifices these brave and courageous people have made for our freedoms.

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Oklahoma
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75 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Glad we had the opportunity to visit”
Reviewed January 21, 2012

We stopped in for a quick visit to the museum and a drive through the site. The museum is very well done. We learned a lot and were touched by the videos/displays. Unfortunately we did not have time to take advantage of audio tapes that you can use for a self guided drive through the property.

Visited January 2012
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Perry, Georgia
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great for history...”
Reviewed January 17, 2012

... but pretty boring. If you're a history buff and really into the civil war, it's worth checking out - otherwise skip it. Little kids will be bored stiff!

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Winnipeg, Canada
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305 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Do not miss this one”
Reviewed January 7, 2012

This is an incredible site to visit and not one to be missed. A bit out of the way but worth every effort to get here.

The history of this site is incredible and cannot be missed by any Civil War or American history buff. The history books tell good stories about this part of the War but walking the site brings it to life.

Do yourself a favor and take this in at least at one point in your travels. It will change your thoughts on the darker side of the struggle.

Visited December 2011
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Macon, Georgia
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75 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Awe Inspiring!”
Reviewed January 6, 2012

It is humbling to see the number of people who died here and the number of headstones there today - such sacrifice. Everyone should see it at least once to let that part of history hit home.

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