National Prisoner of War Museum

National Prisoner of War Museum (HM1E0B)

Location: Andersonville, GA 31711 Macon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 11.868', W 84° 7.607'

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This building is a memorial to all Americans held as prisoners of war. Through exhibits and video presentations the museum is a reminder that American's freedoms can come at great cost.

The museum's architecture is not based on a specific place but is meant to evoke prison guard towers and stockades in general. Development of this landmark resulted from a partnership of many different individuals and groups, including the American Ex-Prisoner of War and the Friends of Andersonville.

The People of Georgia, through the Department of Transportation and the General Assembly, supported this Memorial by building the entrance road and parking lot.

The American Ex-Prisoners of War, originally founded in 1942, have adopted this museum as a repository of historic objects connected with their story.

In 1904 the United States Mint produced a commemorative coin that funded a substantial portion of the Museum's costs. The eagle in flight with a broken shackle and chain is a universal POW symbol.

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Union prisoners at Camp Fort in Tyler, Texas.
HM NumberHM1E0B
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 11:46am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 770855 N 3565981
Decimal Degrees32.19780000, -84.12678333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 11.868', W 84° 7.607'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 11' 52.08" N, 84° 7' 36.42" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 800 POW Rd, Andersonville GA 31711, US
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