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Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum

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Address: 496 Cemetery Rd, Andersonville, GA 31711-4040
Phone Number: +1 229-924-0343
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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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We stumbled upon this a few years ago, but have enjoyed stopping by again. This last time we were there they were re-enacting how the people lived back in those times. Really... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Dacula, Georgia
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Dacula, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stumbled upon this a few years ago, but have enjoyed stopping by again. This last time we were there they were re-enacting how the people lived back in those times. Really cool. Must do the theater and see the film, then take a walk around. Very solemn place, but worth you time to visit!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Andersonville is three sites. The National Cemetery, the reproduction of the stockade and the museum of POW's. There is a great deal to read about in the POW museum, the suffering, torture and death of these hero's is chronicled in the exhibits, from the revolutionary war to the Gulf wars. They were true heroes. Tour the stockade site by either... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was most helpful in helping us to find our family member's exact grave location. I ave since been able to order a Christmas wreath for his grave!

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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is so much to see and read here. It's a very sombering experience. If you want to do some research at the library in the museum, you need to make an appointment. I wish I had remembered that before going. I wanted to do research on a POW ancestor of mine. I liked the fact that the video put... More 

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Thank Shawn L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Andersonville historic site is really three museums in one. The prison field may be toured via walking or driving. The national POW museum is interactive and informative and the national cemetery has its own story as well as beautiful memorial sculptures. Highly recommend this site for history buffs and for couples and families.

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Augusta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Piece of important history is operated by the NPS. It is handicap friendly. The first thing we did was drive through the associated cemetery where we viewed tombstones that are inches apart. We learned that pow who were deceased were buried shoulder to shoulder in trenches because they were dying at over 100 per day. You will learn how... More 

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Perry, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The National Prisoner of War Museum is a comprehensive look at prisoners of war from every war. One of the best laid out history museums I've ever visited. Don't forget to see the film in the museum that will explain the history of Andersonville Prison and how the thousands of Union soldiers died there. After seeing the film you can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your a true civil war buff, this should be on your bucket list. The park staff were very informative, the short film before the tour was very helpful if your traveling with a non-civil war buff (wife), i also found it interesting. When visiting please remember to treat this place as the hallowed ground it is. Also, don't miss... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately this very worthwhile museum and site is a little way off the 'tourist trail'. That said, if you're in the area, it's very interesting, indeed shocking, and well worth a visit. The ranger on duty was particularly helpful and enthusiastic and I'd highly recommend the short explanatory film.

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Collierville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Park Staff were very helpful as well as the people in little town of Andersonville. Be sure to go to the town and walk from the RR Tracks to the Camp where the POW's walked. Very moving. Plan for several hours at the Park and town.

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