The prison was run by Captain Henry Wirz, who was ultimately tried, convicted and hanged by the United States Government. The story of the prison and Captain Wirz was depicted in a 1959 Broadway production, has been immortalized by George C. Scott in a 1971 Emmy award-winning telecast and by John Frankenheimer in a 2004 movie and also told on the History Channel.
Drummer Boy Civil War Museum displays Civil War exhibits that include Civil War uniforms, photographs, guns and swords. A large diorama depicts Anderson Confederate Prison and the Andersonville village in 1864. Andersonville National Historic Site is the site of the National Prisoner of War Museum and preserves the Andersonville National Cemetery. It also features the 15 foot high stockcade where 40,000 Civil War prisoners of war were held.