The Andersonville Guild is a 501(c)3 non-profit that was formed in 1973 with the objective of restoring the town to a Civil War Village and to replace buildings that have either been razed or burned down in the years past, and to save nearby buildings from oblivion. For this reason, structures that were in peril have and are moved to Andersonville and restored.
Today, the Andersonville Guild promotes economic development through tourism in Andersonville and historic preservation through renovations of historic buildings in Andersonville and the preservation projects at the Drummer Boy Museum.
The Andersonville Guild raises funds for these projects through tours, building rentals, memberships, raffles, grants and the Andersonville Historic Fair, which is always the first full weekend in October.
Join Us and Help Preserve History!
One of the projects that we are working on at this time is raising funds for putting a new roof on the Miona Springs Bandstand. Miona Springs was located north of Andersonville close to Lanier, Georgia. It was where five springs bubbled from the earth a few feet from the other. It afforded a quantity of water impregnated with different minerals - sulphur, iron, magnesia, salt and lithia.
In 1879, William Minor built the Miona Springs hotel and Resort. The Resort was located about one mile west of the Flint river. The springs became so popular that a steamboat brought patrons up the river to the springs. The hotel burned in 1930 and today the springs is privately owned. The only thing that exists from the Miona Springs Hotel and Resort is the bandstand that was moved to Andersonville in the 70's.
The Andersonville Guild will need to raise $13,000.00 to be able to put a historically accurate roof on the bandstand. If you would like to donate, volunteer or need more information email:
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