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Andersonville National Historic Site

Area

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  • Size

    521.03 acres

Stewardships

Description

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.

Allowed Activities
Fishing
Atv Riding
Camping
Guided Tours
Good For
Families
Visually Impaired
Hearing Impaired
Wheelchairs

Additional Information

Park Fees

Entrance fee is $0.00.

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.

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.

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.