Memorial Day & Andersonville National Historic Site #Georgia #Travel

Memorial Day & Andersonville National Historic Site #Georgia #Travel

Every year we usually go to Andersonville National Historic Site to honor our troops that gave their lives for our country. Andersonville is the former Camp Sumter “a Confederate prisoner-of-war camp during the final twelve months of the American Civil War.” I didn’t make it this year because I couldn’t fit it into my schedule but I thought I’d share a part of this notorious Confederate military prison, from my previous visits. They’re open all day today from 8 am to 5 pm and if you’ve never been there before, the address is 760 POW Rd, Andersonville, GA 31711. Just follow the signs once you get to Andersonville. Be sure to check out the old town which makes me feel like I’ve been transformed into a different place in time as well as the POW cemetery and POW Museum. You can either ride through the tour or if you’d prefer to see everything up close, you can get out and walk at every checkpoint. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

Andersonville Historic Town.

Memorial Day & Andersonville National Historic Site
Memorial Day & Andersonville National Historic Site

Memorial Day & Andersonville National Historic Site

Memorial Day & Andersonville National Historic Site

Memorial Day & Andersonville National Historic Site

Memorial Day & Andersonville National Historic Site

Memorial Day & Andersonville National Historic Site

Memorial Day & Andersonville National Historic Site

Memorial Day & Andersonville National Historic Site

Memorial Day & Andersonville National Historic Site

Memorial Day & Andersonville National Historic Site

Anderson POW camp and museum.

 

 

I’d love to hear how you’re spending Memorial Day with your friends or family in the below comments.

 

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  1. I’ve NEVER been to this place and it sounds so amazing! I love the photos as it makes me feel like I was in fact there. I hope to visit this place with my daughter someday

  2. I have never been to Andersonville in my life. I have been to Georgia though so the next time I am down there it sounds like somewhere I will have to stop in!

  3. Andersonville National Historic Site sounds like a great place to visit on Memorial day. We love history and this place has so much history and awesome facts. This is something we indeed need to see. Thanks for sharing the information and your experience.

  4. This looks like a fun place to explore. My kids would love the caboose because they are really into trains.

  5. the photos are amazing and some are terrifying too. I really like the place and visiting historic sites is really my hobby, would love to search for some more like this.

  6. It looks so cool there I love all of the different places that they have. They are amazing. The jail is cool. My memorial Day I did with my daughter doing a whole Ghost town event here. It was a lot of fun.

  7. I always love visiting historic sites like this. I don’t think I’ve ever been to Andersonville, but I am sure my husband has.

  8. As a Navy vet, I appreciate lowkey Memorial Day weekends. Especially if it allows us quiet time to reflect. This area seems like a perfect place to do just that. Beautiful photos, and a great look into history!

  9. Your photos really capture the essence of Andersonville’s Historic site. We barely left home on Memorial Day. We chilled out and mentally got ready for our return to work and school.

  10. I haven’t been to Andersonville in years! We would visit often when I was growing up in South GA! Thanks for all the great photos and now I’m remembering all the fun we had visiting that historic site. So many great memories! I need to visit again the next time I’m in my hometown visiting my dad.

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