The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum

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02/13/2020

Due to a bus tour, the Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will open at 10:30 am today.

Wishing all a safe and happy holiday.
12/24/2019

Wishing all a safe and happy holiday.

11/28/2019
11/26/2019

The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will be Closed for November 27th & 28th.
We will reopen Friday, November 29th at 9 am.

11/10/2019
Happy Wednesday to Everyone!! Well, we are only a couple of days away from the Andersonville Historic Fair!! We thought ...
10/16/2019

Happy Wednesday to Everyone!! Well, we are only a couple of days away from the Andersonville Historic Fair!! We thought ya'll might want to see the schedule. Remember though there will be a lot of things going on that aren't on the schedule. Blacksmithing, candlemaking, weaving, syrup making, and other demonstrations. Come on out this weekend and #discoverhistory

The Historical Series of The Civil War 1861-1865
07/07/2019

The Historical Series of The Civil War 1861-1865

July 7, 1865
Mary Surratt is first woman executed by U.S. federal government
Mary Surratt is executed by the U.S. government for her role as a conspirator in Abraham Lincoln’s assassination.

Surratt, who owned a tavern in Surrattsville (now Clinton), Maryland, had to convert her row house in Washington, D.C., into a boardinghouse as a result of financial difficulties. Located a few blocks from Ford’s Theatre, where Lincoln was murdered, this house served as the place where a group of Confederate supporters, including John Wilkes Booth, conspired to assassinate the president. It was Surratt’s association with Booth that ultimately led to her conviction, though debate continues as to the extent of her involvement and whether it really warranted so harsh a sentence.

On the day of the assassination, Booth asked Surratt to deliver a package, which was later discovered to contain firearms, to her old tavern in Maryland. On her way home, Surratt ran into John Lloyd, a former Washington police officer who currently leased the tavern. When authorities first questioned Lloyd about their encounter, he did not mention anything significant and denied that Booth and David Herold had visited his tavern. Yet when questioned later, he claimed that Surratt had told him to have whiskey and weapons ready for Booth and Herold, who would be stopping by that night.

Louis Weichmann, one of the alleged conspirators who delivered the package with Surratt, was released after he testified against her. He later claimed that the government had forced him to testify, and that it plagued his conscience for the rest of his life. Furthermore, Lewis Powell, a conspirator who was hanged with Surratt, proclaimed her innocence to his executioner minutes before his death.

Many expected President Andrew Johnson to pardon Surratt because the U.S. government had never hanged a woman. The execution was delayed until the afternoon, and soldiers were stationed on every block between the White House and Fort McNair, the execution site, to relay the expected pardon. But the order never came.

Ever since her death, numerous sightings of Mary Surratt’s ghost and other strange occurrences have been reported around Fort McNair. A hooded figure in black, bound at the hands and feet as Surratt had been at the time of her execution, has allegedly been seen moving about. Several children of soldiers have reported a “lady in black” who plays with them.

The Andersonville Welcome Center and the Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will be closed today in observance of our nation's...
07/04/2019

The Andersonville Welcome Center and the Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will be closed today in observance of our nation's birthday. We will reopen July 5th at 9 am. Wishing all a safe and happy Independence Day.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Memorial Weekend.  Remember all those who gave the ultimate price for our Freedom.
05/25/2019

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Memorial Weekend. Remember all those who gave the ultimate price for our Freedom.

05/12/2019
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05/08/2019

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Happy Wednesday to Everyone!! It is Confirmed! H.K. Edgerton will be here for this year's October 19th and 20th, Andersonville Historic Fair!! We look forward to having him here. Between him and Dixie Jubilee we are sure to have a history packed weekend! We are taking donations to help with his travel expenses so if anyone would like to donate, please click on our paypal link below.
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We are looking forward to the Andersonville Historic Fair on October 19th and 20th, 2019!!
05/02/2019

We are looking forward to the Andersonville Historic Fair on October 19th and 20th, 2019!!

Happy Thursday Everyone! We are proud to announce that Dixie Jubilee will be performing at this years Andersonville Historic Fair on October 19th and 20th! They will also perform at a period dance which will be held on Saturday evening on October 19th and everyone is invited to attend. We are getting busy working on the festival. We are calling out for all sutlers, civilian reenactors, military reenactors and medical demonstrators to attend!! This will be an event full of history!!

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04/25/2019

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Happy Thursday to Everyone! We are making a lot of Changes to our festival this year. The Andersonville Historic Fair will be changing the dates to October 19th and 20th - the third weekend in October. Check back next week to get the scoop on all the changes.

The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will be closed today in observance of Easter.  Wishing all a blessed day.
04/21/2019

The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will be closed today in observance of Easter. Wishing all a blessed day.

Come on out on Saturday!!
04/16/2019

Come on out on Saturday!!

Happy Tuesday!! Hope everyone remembers that this Saturday is the City of Andersonville's Annual Easter Egg Hunt!! Everyone come on out and join us!!

Come visit us this weekend!
03/14/2019

Come visit us this weekend!

Happy Hump Day to Everyone! Come on out this weekend to check out Andersonville National Historic Sites Living History Weekend March 16th and 17th. Visit the village, check out the Drummer Boy Civil War Museum, grab a bite to eat, visit the blacksmith and really step back in time. It's going to be a great weekend. Check the National Parks website
www.nps.gov/ande or check them out on Facebook. We love sharing our history with you. #discoverhistoryinandersonville

03/03/2019

Due to severe weather ahead the Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will close at 3 p.m. We will reopen Monday morning at 9 a.m.

The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will be closed today in observance of New Years Day.  We will reopen at 9am on January ...
01/01/2019

The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will be closed today in observance of New Years Day. We will reopen at 9am on January 2nd. Wishing all a Happy New Year!

The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will be closing for the rest of today so our employees can spend time with their famili...
12/24/2018

The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will be closing for the rest of today so our employees can spend time with their families during Christmas. We will reopen at 9 am on December 26th. Wishing all a safe and happy holiday.

The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will close today at 3 p.m. so that our employees can spend time with their families for...
11/21/2018

The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will close today at 3 p.m. so that our employees can spend time with their families for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will reopen on Friday, November 23rd at 9 a.m.
From our family to yours, we wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

11/11/2018
Looking forward to this.
11/07/2018

Looking forward to this.

Happy Wednesday to all!! There is a lot of things going on in our neighborhood this weekend. The Andersonville National Historic Site will be doing their night Museum on the 10th. Check out their page to get more info. Here in Andersonville there will be the Wirz Memorial Service on November 11th at 2:30. Hope everyone comes out to visit.

10/11/2018

We are without electricity so we will be closed today. Praying for everyone that was hit by the storm.

!!Hurricane Michael Impacts!!Please be advised the Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will close today, October 10, 2018, at 1...
10/10/2018

!!Hurricane Michael Impacts!!

Please be advised the Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will close today, October 10, 2018, at 12:00 PM EST. We will reopen at 12:00 PM EST on Thursday, October 11, 2018.
Be aware these times are subject to change. Please continue checking Facebook, Twitter, and our website for updates.

Our hearts go out to Rio’s Museu Nacional.  The loss of over 200 years of work, research and knowledge is just incalcula...
09/03/2018

Our hearts go out to Rio’s Museu Nacional. The loss of over 200 years of work, research and knowledge is just incalculable . Our heart aches for our Brazilian colleagues.

The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will be open from 9 am to 5 pm on Labor Day.
08/31/2018

The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will be open from 9 am to 5 pm on Labor Day.

We will be open till 2 pm today.
07/04/2018

We will be open till 2 pm today.

Happy Tuesday Everyone!! We wanted to let everyone know that the Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will be open on the 4th of...
07/03/2018

Happy Tuesday Everyone!! We wanted to let everyone know that the Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will be open on the 4th of July from 9 am to 2 pm. We have had a construction crew working on the preservation of the buildings in Pioneer Farm so excuse our mess. Wishing Everyone a Happy and Safe July 4th!

The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will be open from 9am to 5pm on Memorial Day.
05/26/2018

The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will be open from 9am to 5pm on Memorial Day.

Loved sharing our history with all these great students.
05/18/2018

Loved sharing our history with all these great students.

Happy Friday to all!! What a busy May we are having and we are only in the middle of the month! We have welcomed so many visitors from all over the world and enjoyed sharing our history with countless bus tours full of students. The Civil War Village of Andersonville could not do it by itself. We want to give a great big shout out to our Downtown Merchants and Managers. These business owners and managers understand that there is no “I” in team and have worked together proudly promoting our little town. Thank you to Ms. Jeanette of Andersonville Antiques, Ms. Sarah of Andersonville General Store, Ms. Felicia of Anderson Station, Ms. Cynthia of the Drummer Boy Museum, Mr. Bob at the Andersonville Smithy, Mayor Marvin at the Grist Mill and Mr. Jerome in Pioneer Farm. A town truly shines when its businesses work together for a common goal of creating a thriving small business community.

Wishing all a Happy Mother's Day.
05/13/2018

Wishing all a Happy Mother's Day.

04/18/2018
Andersonville Civil War Village

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We wanted to share some video that was sent to us by a new drone operator. Great video. We love seeing Andersonville Civil War Village from above.

They are starting the work on our roof at the Drummer Boy Museum today.  We are still open.  You just can't park in fron...
04/18/2018

They are starting the work on our roof at the Drummer Boy Museum today. We are still open. You just can't park in front. Come visit us on a happy and beautiful Wednesday.
#discoverhistoryinandersonville

We wish everyone a Happy Easter.  The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will be closed today in observance.  We will reopen a...
04/01/2018

We wish everyone a Happy Easter. The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will be closed today in observance. We will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 2nd.

We have been so busy sharing our history with some great school groups and senior tours that we haven't been able to pos...
02/27/2018

We have been so busy sharing our history with some great school groups and senior tours that we haven't been able to post. We will try to do better. We love sharing our history with everyone. #discoverhistoryinandersonville

01/17/2018

In consideration of our employees and visitors, the Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will remain closed today due to HVAC problems. It will reopen Thursday at 9 am.

01/17/2018

Weather Advisary

Due to possible hazardous weather conditions, the Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will have a delayed opening at 10:00 AM tomorrow, January 17.

We will keep you updated about any changes through Facebook and Twitter.

We want to thank everyone that has visited, volunteered and donated in 2017.  We could not preserve history with out you...
01/01/2018

We want to thank everyone that has visited, volunteered and donated in 2017. We could not preserve history with out you. We look forward to 2018 and the many new projects that we want to accomplish. Happy New Year to all.

The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum would like to thank you and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a joyful and prosperous...
12/24/2017

The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum would like to thank you and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a joyful and prosperous New Year!

We will be closing early on Sunday (12/24) and we are closing for Christmas Day.
We will re-open Tuesday morning at 9am!

What a great way to start a Tuesday.  Enjoyed a visit from Ben Hill Elementary 1st and 2nd graders. What a pleasure it w...
11/28/2017

What a great way to start a Tuesday. Enjoyed a visit from Ben Hill Elementary 1st and 2nd graders. What a pleasure it was to share our history with them. #discoverhistory

The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will close at 4 p.m. today in observance of Thanksgiving.  It will reopen on Friday, No...
11/22/2017

The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will close at 4 p.m. today in observance of Thanksgiving. It will reopen on Friday, November 24th at 9 a.m.

11/10/2017
10/25/2017

On October 25, 1862 - U.S. President Lincoln wired General George McClellan: "I have just read your dispatch about sore tongued and fatiegued [sic] horses. Will you pardon me for asking what the horses of your army have done since the battle of Antietam that fatigue anything?" Lincoln replaced McClellan with Ambrose Burnside a little over a week later.

Address

109 E Church St
Andersonville, GA
31711

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(229) 924-2558

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