Southwest Georgia Sights

Andersonville National Historic Site

  • 496 Cemetery Rd.
  • Andersonville
  • Historic District/Site

Published 07/23/2015

Fodor's Review

About 20 mi northeast of Plains, Andersonville National Historic Site is a solemn reminder of the Civil War's tragic toll. Andersonville, also known as Camp Sumter, was the war's deadliest prisoner-of-war camp. Some 13,000 Union prisoners died here, mostly from disease, neglect, and malnutrition. Photographs, artifacts, and high-tech exhibits detail not just the plight of Civil War prisoners, but also prison life and conditions affecting all of America's 800,000 POWs since the Revolutionary War.

Sight Information

Address:

496 Cemetery Rd., Andersonville, Georgia, 31711, United States

Phone:

229-924–0343

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 8–5 (Grounds), 9–4:30 (Museum)

Published 07/23/2015

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