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Description - Andersonville National Historic Site, located in the Plains Region of Georgia, features a unique memorial to all Americans ever held as prisoners of war. The 475 acre park, consisting of the national cemetery and prison site, exemplifying the grim life suffered by prisoners of war, during the Civil War, The National Prisoner of War Museum housing POW artifacts and exhibits depicting conflicts from the American Revolution to the Gulf War, trails, restaurants and grocery stores, picnic area, bookstore, no lodging or camping, and wheelchair accessible.

Recreation - RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES/PARK USE: Walking, driving or ranger-led scheduled tours through the national cemetery and prison site, research facilities are available to those studying the history of American prisoners of war, viewing historic monuments located throughout the site, picnicking, photography, and fishing.

Climate - Summers are generally hot and humid with very mild winters. Wear appropriate and comfortable seasonal clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Visitation is highest in April and July and lowest in December and January.

Location - Visitors traveling north-south on I-75: Exit at Byron Exit, highway 49 South and travel approximately 40 miles on Georgia highway 49 South. Park entrance will be on your left. Visitors traveling south-north on I-75: Exit at Cordele Exit, Georgia highway 280 West and travel to Americus, pick up highway 49 north. Andersonville is ten miles north of Americus on highway 49, park entrance will be on your right.

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Contact Information:
Andersonville National Historic Site, Route. 1, Box 800 , Andersonville, GA, 31711, Phone: 912-924-0343

Additional Information:
Georgia's Historic Sites -
Georgia's National Forests, Monuments and Seashores - There are two National Forests in Georgia, both headquartered in Gainesville Georgia. This section also includes the Fort Pulaski National Monument and the Cumberland Island National Seashore.
Plains Region - This area is located at the western edge of Georgia along the Alabama state line and south to the Florida line. Columbus is the major city in the area. These areas include lakes and rivers as well as historic home sites.

Andersonville National Historic Site - Official agency website


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