Andersonville, GA 31711
From the Revolutionary War to Operation Iraqi Freedom, American prisoners of war have endured untold hardships, and shown tremendous courage. Andersonville NHS commemorates the sacrifices of these brave Americans through exhibits in the National Prisoner of War Museum; preserves the site of Camp Sumter (Andersonville prison); and manages Andersonville National Cemetery.
Hours + Fees
The park grounds are open daily from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm Eastern Time, allowing access to both the historic prison site and Andersonville National Cemetery. The National Prisoner of War Museum, which also serves as the park visitor center, opens at 8:30 and also closes at 5:00 pm. The National Prisoner of War Museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Days and no visitor services are provided. Park grounds, including the National Cemetery, are open on these days.
Map + Directions
Andersonville NHS is located 10 miles north of Americus, Georgia on GA State Route 49.
Approaching from the north via I-75, exit at Byron, GA (exit number 149) and follow GA State Route 49 South through the towns of Fort Valley, Marshallville, Montezuma and Oglethorpe. The entrance to the park is on the left, approximately 10 miles south of Oglethorpe.
Approaching from the South via I-75, exit at Cordele, GA (exit number 101) and follow US 280 West to Americus, GA. From Americus, follow GA State Route 49 north to the park entrance on your right, approximately 10 miles in.