Learn about Camp Sumter and discover what happened at this historic Civil War site.
Located in southwestern Georgia, this historic site is open daily from 8 am to 5 pm. Guests who visit here can learn about Civil War events by going to the National POW Museum, paying their respects at the national cemetery, and see the most famous Civil War prison camp once known as Camp Sumter. Camp Sumter was in operation for only 14 months, but many thousands of Union soldiers tragically died here.
Upon arrival, you may want to take a self-guided driving tour to explore the national cemetery and prison site. CDs are available upon request and provides insight into both of these historic sites. This tour is one hour long, and CDs must be returned to the front desk at the museum before you leave. They also offer ranger-led walking tours for guests. This is a great place to learn about the Civil War. It will be worth your time to explore the Andersonville National Historic Site.