History comes alive at Camp Sumter Civil War Prison this weekend

Published 2:28 pm Wednesday, March 8, 2017

ANDERSONVILLE — Andersonville National Historic Site hosts its annual Civil War Living History Weekend on Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12. This living history program offers visitors the opportunity to gain a better understanding of what life was like at Camp Sumter, the infamous military prison near Andersonville, during the last days of the Civil War. Civil War period living historians will portray Union prisoners, Confederate guards, and civilians.

A variety of programs will be offered on both days, including guard drill and artillery demonstrations. Living historians will be present in the area of the prison site from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, and from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday. There is no admission fee and this event is open to the public. For more information about this annual event, go to nps.gov/ande/planyourvisit/livinghistoryweekend.htm