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.

 

 

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18 Comments

  1. Shirley Martinez

    June 5, 2017 at 10:19 am

    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. Jennifer G

    June 5, 2017 at 7:46 am

    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. Sarah Bailey

    June 4, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Oh my goodness what a haunting looking place to visit, your photos make me want to see more of the site.

  4. Rebecca Swenor

    June 4, 2017 at 12:52 am

    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.

  5. Dawn McAlexander

    June 3, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    What a great place to view some history! I love these historical places and Andersonville looks like the place for that. I would love to visit here.

  6. rika

    June 3, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Very interesting place. The rustic coca cola bottles are cute! Saw some at the antique store, very pricey.

  7. Jilly Spelllman

    June 3, 2017 at 3:57 pm

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

  8. Ayushi Arora

    June 3, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    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.

  9. valmg MomKnowsItAll

    June 3, 2017 at 10:07 am

    I’ve never been to Andersonville (or most of Georgia). It looks like time stood still there, and like it’s a great place for history buffs.

  10. Katie Kinsley

    June 3, 2017 at 7:29 am

    My favorite trips are the ones where I can learn some history during my visit. I have not been to the state before and am not familiar with a lot of history!

  11. David Elliott

    June 3, 2017 at 2:44 am

    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.

  12. Pam Wattenbarger

    June 2, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    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.

  13. Heather

    June 2, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    Those photos are great. This place is both very cool, yet it is also very sad. My husband would love to visit.

  14. Eileen

    June 2, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    Andersonville’s Historic site looks like a really great place to visit for the family. I love seeing old historic sites!

  15. Danik

    June 2, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Would love to check out Andersonville. THis place looks so interesting especially the old rail carts.

  16. Natasha

    June 2, 2017 at 10:15 am

    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!

  17. Mimi Green

    June 2, 2017 at 9:24 am

    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.

  18. Alli Smith

    June 2, 2017 at 7:47 am

    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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