Andersonville National Historic Site

Andersonville National Historic Site contains the remains of more than 13,000 Union soldiers held as prisoners of war during the Civil War at this Camp Sumter site. Up to 32,000 soldiers faced horrific conditions at this prison after it was established about 18 months before the war ended. Officials buried many of those soldiers at Andersonville National Cemetery, which they established on July 26, 1865. You can tour the camp's remnants and see some of the harsh conditions that the Union soldiers faced when living at this Andersonville, Georgia, location. Since that time, the families of others who served in the United States military or their dependents can choose to have their remains buried at this flat, well-manicured location. Approximately 150 burials still occur annually. Even today, many soldiers and their families choose the cemetery as their last resting place.

Where to Stay

RV Parks & Campgrounds Near Andersonville National Historic Site

You will want to take advantage of all that this Georgia area offers before and after you visit Andersonville National Cemetery, so bring your RV. If you do not have an RV, then it is easy to rent one on RVshare.com so that you can stay in the beautiful nearby campgrounds, explore the area state parks, and visit the other attractions.

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Things to Do

Things To Do Near Andersonville National Historic Site

You will want to visit the three main areas of Andersonville National Historic Site. Take the audio tour to learn about the prison located here. Make sure to leave time to visit the National POW Museum, which is the only museum in the country dedicated to telling the stories of prisoners of war throughout America’s history. The Andersonville National Cemetery contains several notable monuments, including some constructed between 1899 and 1916 and others featuring the Women’s Relief Corps' work. 

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How To Get To Andersonville National Historic Site

It is easy to get to Andersonville National Historic Site from Macon and Warner-Robins by getting on Interstate 75 South. Take Exit 135, and follow Georgia 224 to Montezuma. Turn right on Georgia 26, continue until it intersects with Georgia 49, and turn left. Go about 6 miles, and you will see the park on your left. 

Address

496 Cemetery Road, Andersonville, GA 31711 

Fee: Entry Fee (Per Person) There is no entry fee.

If you love military history, you will want to plan an RV trip to Andersonville, Georgia. Learn about the Union soldiers who did not survive their imprisonments at this location that offered hardly any shelter and very little food. See the cemetery where burials for soldiers and their family members still happen frequently. Visit the National Prisoner of War Museum to learn about America’s prisoners of war during other wars. This region is a great area to explore on hikes, and there are many nearby attractions you will want to see. Bring your RV so that you can have fun in the campgrounds. If you do not have one, then renting one on RVshare.com is quick and convenient.