Southwest Georgia Travel Guide

Southwest Georgia Sights

Andersonville National Historic Site

  • 496 Cemetery Rd.
  • Andersonville
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Published 11/08/2017

Fodor's Review

About 20 miles 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, USA

Phone:

229-924–0343

Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 11/08/2017

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