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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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Tyler, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Nice place for a quick walk,very quiet. Gas station,mini-market and burger joint across the street.free parking and no entrance fees.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 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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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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