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Southwest Georgia Sights

Andersonville National Historic Site

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

Updated 10/13/2014

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


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



Sight Details:

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

Updated 10/13/2014


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