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Address: Highway 271, 0.8 miles north of Loop 323, Tyler, TX
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Camp Ford Historic site

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 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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39 helpful votes 39 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 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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Pearland, Texas
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Kids loved the rustic trails, small bridge and small cabin and tent they could go in. Lots of artists renderings showing the civil war encampment. Husband is a military history buff and found the site very interesting. I enjoyed just being outside on the wooded trails.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

A nice walk with informative historical information. I would like to have see tunnel prisoners dug and replica of mud cave dwellings.

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