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Occupying the grounds of the notorious Camp Sumter, a primary Confederate prison camp during the Civil War, Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum memorializes the horrific conditions of the soldiers held here. Perhaps one of the most inhumane prisons of the Civil War, the complex saw 13,000 of the 45,000 prisoners who passed through its gates die of disease, malnutrition, or dehydration. You can visit the site--home to monuments, a cemetery, and an outline of the prison grounds themselves--via a self-guided driving tour of the area. Be sure to stop by the museum to see exhibits and displays paying tribute to and detailing the lives, experiences, and survival of U.S. prisoners of war throughout history. You can plan Andersonville trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum reviews
Very emotional to see. had signs placed around so you could drive by and read. The main Museum was not open but had information on a table outside. Sadly they did not even raise the flag for the... more »
My family and I were very moved to see the rows of markers for the men and women that have served this nation. Then, to see the field in which the prison was located, it really drives home what it... more »
It was a very emotional place. Very Serene and beautiful. It is tasteful and very important to our history. The amount of soldiers graves to the number of unknown graves is so amazing!
Somber place well worth the time to visit. Go inside the visitor center and get a CD to play while you do the drive around outside tour. So informative and sad what war does to people in all sides. So many interesting facts that the general public is unaware of. Staff at center was very helpful and they had a small gift shop too. In the summer I suggest going as early in the morning as you can to avoid the heat/humidity.
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