Civil War Living History Weekend
March 8-9, 2014
Andersonville National Historic Site will host its annual Civil War Living History Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, March 8-9.
The parks holds several Living History Weekends throughout the year. During these events, living historians, re-enactors, and park rangers will help you understand the lives of Union and Confederate soldiers as well as civilians near the end of the Civil War at the actual site of the infamous prison.
Throughout the day, the staff and volunteers at Andersonville National Historic Site will lead you through the events which took place every day within the Andersonville prison (Camp Sumter) as well within the Confederate camps and offices.
The living historians will explain to you the activities and challenges that the soldiers from both sides faced daily:
How did these men endure the many hardships they confronted daily? Were these men any different than the normal soldier in the field? What was the reaction of the young boys and old men assigned to the operation of the overcrowded prison?
Join us to gain a better understanding of the Camp Sumter experience during the Civil War.
From Columbus area Follow GA-520/US-280 toward Cusseta. Turn left on GA-26 and head east to Buena Vista, approximately 16 miles. Continue on GA-26 to Ellaville, approximately 15 miles. In Ellaville, turn right onto US-19 then left onto GA-228. Follow GA-228 east to Andersonville, approximately 12 miles. In Andersonville, turn left on GA-49 and head north approximately 1 mile. The park entrance will be on the right.