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Address: Highway 271, 0.8 miles north of Loop 323, Tyler, TX
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History comes alive but is a work in progress

This civil war Prisoner of war Camp was just northeast of present day Tyler Texas. Built originally as "Camp Hubbard," it was a camp of instruction for inlistees for Confederate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This civil war Prisoner of war Camp was just northeast of present day Tyler Texas. Built originally as "Camp Hubbard," it was a camp of instruction for inlistees for Confederate soldiers training for such duty as the "Army of the Trans Mississippi." It was later renamed Camp Ford and became a prisoner of war camp. When we visited we were... More 

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Denison, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We were only ones there so very peaceful. We enjoyed the walk and read all the information we read. If you enjoy history go and enjoy! Doesn't take a lot of time but worth it!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It was very serene there. No one else was there. It was a nice walk amongst the trees. Nice piece of history

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Tyler, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This site is a cool place to go and just spend time. Lots of stuff to see there and let your imagination flow. If you really want to have a quality visit I suggest contacting Tours of Tyler to show you around and relate the history.

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Littleton, Colorado, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Good information about the site. It's clean and the weather was great. I would have like to see a few more replicas or visual examples of really how cramped it was.

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Fairport
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My great-grandfather was a POW there.I have his diary and wrote[published]a story about his experience and survival!

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Tyler, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a very cool place with lots of history. Every school should bring their kids to visit this historical site.

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Pilot Point, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
21 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

After so many years of neglect it is great to see a peace of history being restored. I had a family who served in the confederacy and were assigned here before being sent to Tennessee to fight the union. I enjoyed the quiet walk around the property. Even with the immediate location so close to the highway you got a... More 

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Chipley, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Camp Ford is the site of a most dreadful Civil War POW Camp. circa 1863-1865. It is slowly being restored after much neglect and after being threatened by commercial encroachment. But Camp Ford is rich in American history. The Union soldiers who were imprisoned there in deplorable conditions deserve to have the memory of their sacrifice preserved, because without that... More 

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Branson, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This was small roadside history marker with information in an open air building and a small walking trail with some "reconstructed" dwellings. Great for an American history buff. Probably not too interesting for kiddos and such.

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Address: Address: Highway 271, 0.8 miles north of Loop 323, Tyler, TX
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Tyler
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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