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.
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