The National Prisoner of War Museum is just e. of SR 49 at 496 Cemetery Rd., adjacent to the prison. The museum contains various types of exhibits about prisoners of war from the Revolutionary War to current conflicts. Letters and videos give first-hand historical accounts by prisoners; displays contain personal items belonging to those who were confined here. During the 14 months it existed from 1864-65, a total of 12,920 Union soldiers and civilians died at Andersonville. The museum stands as a memorial to all prisoners of war in American history.