NPS to keep National Cemetery open
Published 10:29 am Wednesday, January 16, 2019
ANDERSONVILLE — Andersonville National Historic Site announced that the National Park Service will continue to provide services to veterans and their family members by keeping Andersonville National Cemetery open for funeral services and providing daily access to the cemetery for families visiting the graves of their loved ones. The National Cemetery will continue to be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The remainder of Andersonville National Historic Site, including the National Prisoner of War Museum and the Camp Sumter Prison Site, remains closed at this time due to the partial federal government shutdown.Visitors should visit the park website at nps.gov/ande while planning their visit to get the latest information on accessibility and available services.
National Park Service officials have determined that by using Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act funds to immediately fund park maintenance and cemetery staff, the park can continue to provide cemetery operations for visitors while ensuring public health and safety.
For updates on the shutdown, visit www.doi.gov/shutdown.