Andersonville National Historic Site | VISITOR CENTER

Andersonville National Historic Site Visitor Center and POW Museum

Andersonville National Historic Site Visitor Center and POW Museum

OPERATING HOURS

The Andersonville National Historic Site Visitor Center is open from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM each day except for when closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s days. Times can always change, so before making travel plans be sure to get the latest schedule on the National Park Service’s Operating Hours and Seasons web page for the park.

AMENITIES

  • Ranger-staffed information desk where you can pick up a park brochure and walking tour brochures for the prison and National Cemetery
  • Theater
  • National Prisoner of War Museum
  • Ranger-guided tours meet here
  • Gift and book store
  • Restrooms
Information desk at the Andersonville Visitor Center, Andersonville National Historic Site

Information desk at the Andersonville Visitor Center, Andersonville National Historic Site

PARK FILMS

There are two films that show on a rotating basis every half hour. Both are about 25-minutes long, so after watching the first one you can stick around in the theater to catch the second without having much of a wait. An announcement is made before the start of each film.

Voices from Andersonville focuses on the history of Andersonville Prison. If you have time to see only one film before heading out to the prison site, this is the one to catch. The second film, Echoes of Captivity, covers the Prisoner of War experience in general and features interviews with former military personnel who were captured during recent wars. I would rate both films as PG, as they feature disturbing images of starvation and footage of prisoners being beaten. My 12-year old daughter had no problems with the films, and she has pretty much been sheltered from such things.

Andersonville Visitor Center Movie Theater, Andersonville National Historic Site

Andersonville Visitor Center Movie Theater, Andersonville National Historic Site

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Last updated on May 2, 2022
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