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Your Guide to Andersonville National Historic Site

Take a trip to Andersonville National Historic Site. This guide includes hours, weather, fees, maps, and directions. Make a copy and use it for yourself!

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Overview

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.

Directions

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

Fees

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.

Weather

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.

Contact Information

Phone: 2299240343

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