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Andersonville National Historic Site For Kids


The Andersonville Prison Historical Hike is a 3-mile walking history lesson through Andersonville National Historic Site and the town of Andersonville. This historic hike is designed to acquaint young hikers with the story of Andersonville and American prisoners of war. The hike is not along a physical trail, but allows an exploration of the park through the use of a questionnaire to direct your visit. Those interested in the hike should request a questionnaire at the information desk of the National Prisoner of War Museum. The hike starts at the National Prisoner of War Museum, continues through the historic prison site into the town of Andersonville and ends in Andersonville National Cemetery. An optional fully embroidered patch is available for purchase for those who complete the hike.

Junior Ranger Program

A Junior Ranger program is available for children ages 6-12. Interested children should ask for a Junior Ranger Activity Book at the information desk of the National Prisoner of War Museum. In order to receive their Junior Ranger badge, children ages 6-8 must complete seven of the twelve activities included in the book while children ages 9-12 must complete ten of the twelve activities.

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