Civil War Day at Andersonville National Historic Site 

Saturday, November 13th from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm 


ANDERSONVILLE, Georgia – Meet and talk to Union Prisoners, Confederate Guards, Father Whelan, and other figures during Civil War Day at Andersonville National Historic Site!  


Kids can drill like Civil War soldiers, build miniature shelters, and discover more about the Civil War period at Andersonville. Talk to living historians portraying Father Whelan, Women of Andersonville, Confederate Guards, and Union Prisoners. Activities will be offered from 9:30 am until 4:00 pm on Saturday, November 13th at Andersonville National Historic Site. 


At 1:00 pm on Saturday, join researcher Damien Shiels to uncover the important role Irish Americans played in the Civil War. Mr. Shiels will also present a special program in Andersonville National Cemetery at 2:00 pm on Sunday, November 14th.   


Entrance into the park and all activities are free. For more information or to find out how you can become a living history volunteer, call 229-924-0343. 


Andersonville National Historic Site is located 10 miles south of Oglethorpe, GA and 10 miles northeast of Americus, GA on Georgia Highway 49. The national park features the National Prisoner of War Museum, Andersonville National Cemetery, and the site of the historic Camp Sumter Civil War prison. ­Andersonville National Historic Site is the only unit of the National Park System to serve as a memorial to all American prisoners of war. Admission to the park is free. For more information about the park call 229 924-0343, visit our website, or check us out on FacebookTwitter, or YouTube


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Come visit us at the museum and see all the changes/additions.

Some eighty thousand tourists annually visit the Civil War village of Andersonville. All are informed of other attractions in the area. Complimentary step-on tour guides are provided for Motor Coach groups. Annually more than 350 Motor Coach and school groups receive this service.

The Civil War Village of Andersonville, Georgia is located just off Georgia Highway 49  between Americus and Oglethorpe and is some 21 miles northeast of Plains.

The railroad terminal at Andersonville was the arrival point for 45,000 Federal prisoners destined for incarceration at Camp Sumter also known as the Andersonville Civil War Prison. Prisoners were marched the quarter mile from the depot to the prison.

After becoming the supply center for the prison, Andersonville was also the location for the office of Captain Henry Wirz, keeper of Andersonville Prison.

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The City Offices and Welcome Center are located in the old train depot. There is also a museum that holds many interesting things from the Civil War and from that era.

There are many sights to see in Andersonville. There are five interesting antique, craft and curiosity shops. The Wirz Monument that stands in the center of town reminds us of the many hardships that are faced during war. The log cabin church is a wonderful place to hold weddings. Andersonville also boasts a seven acre pioneer farm which depicts what life was like on a one man farm of the mid 1800s. On the main street of Andersonville is the Drummer Boy Museum which the Editor of Blue and Gray Magazine says is the best Civil War museum under one roof anywhere in the United States. We are open and ready to greet tour groups 364 days a year, every day but Christmas.

For further information call 229-924-2558 or

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Photos on this page are from various Historic Fair days or other events.

A very good resource of information on the Andersonville Civil War Prison can be found at Kevin Frye's site. Click here to visit the site.






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