Your Guide to Andersonville National Historic Site
The Camp Sumter military prison at Andersonville was one of the largest Confederate military prisons during the Civil War.
During the 14 months the prison existed, more than 45,000 Union soldiers were confined here. Of these, almost 13,000 died here.
Today, Andersonville National Historic Site is a memorial to all American prisoners of war throughout the nation's history.
Andersonville National Historic Site is located in southwest Georgia. The park is approximately 12 miles north of Americus and 11 miles south of Montezuma on GA-49.
GPS: lat:32.19831758, long:-84.12988898
Physical address: Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, GA, 31711
Andersonville National Historic Site is a fee free park. No fee is charged to enter the park or visit the National Prisoner of War Museum.
Summer temperatures reach highs in the 80s-90s and high humidity.
Winter temperatures tend to be in the 40s and below. Snow can occur but is rare.
Average annual precipitation is 46.24 inches and is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year.
The National Prisoner of War Museum is maintained at a cool temperature to help preserve artifacts; dressing in layers is recommended.
Hours for Andersonville National Historic Site Operating Hours
The National Prisoner of War Museum is open daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Park grounds, including the National Cemetery, are open daily from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. On Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day, the National Prisoner of War Museum and prison site are closed but Andersonville National Cemetery is open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM pending staff availability. View closures: https://www.nps.gov/ande/planyourvisit/hours.htm
Sunday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM