Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum, Andersonville

4.8
#15 of 232 in Museums in Georgia
Occupying the grounds of the notorious Camp Sumter, a primary Confederate prison camp during the Civil War, Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum memorializes the horrific conditions of the soldiers held here. Perhaps one of the most inhumane prisons of the Civil War, the complex saw 13,000 of the 45,000 prisoners who passed through its gates die of disease, malnutrition, or dehydration. You can visit the site--home to monuments, a cemetery, and an outline of the prison grounds themselves--via a self-guided driving tour of the area. Be sure to stop by the museum to see exhibits and displays paying tribute to and detailing the lives, experiences, and survival of U.S. prisoners of war throughout history. Discover how to plan a Andersonville trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum Reviews
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  • A very interesting museum about the POW's from every war, even the most recent! Very impressive eyewitness reports, don't miss it! After that you can visit the site of an old Civil Was prisoner of war...  more »
  • We just happened to come across Andersonville because of a sign on the highway. We stopped, mostly out of curiosity. What a wonderful show of the history behind the Civil War. This is the site of an o...  more »
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  • Enjoyed my visit. Really makes you think of the sacrifices the soldiers made for what they believed in. But heartbreaking to see the roles and roles of graves, some unknown of soldiers who never made it home and couldn't be returned to be buried in their hometowns. I would recommend to anyone who is interested in our country's history.
  • This park was easily accessible and nice to walk around. The park has an interesting (although tragic) history and the signage is very helpful and you can get comprehensive audio auto tours from the desk inside for the park and the cemetery. The park is pet friendly and you can take your dog around an approximately one mile loop (or you can drive) around the perimeter. I highly recommend the Junior Ranger program inside the museum but be aware the Prisoner of War museum is intense.

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