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Camp Ford

Highway 271, 0.8 miles north of Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75708
+1 903-592-5993
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Must see for history buffs

Small little park on outskirts of town, free, can spend a little or long time here. We walked the... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
trevorrohm
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Good for history buffs

If you’re really into US history or military history, you’ll probably enjoy this space. However... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
LadyPerrin
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Shanghai, China
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Highway 271, 0.8 miles north of Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75708
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Small little park on outskirts of town, free, can spend a little or long time here. We walked the trail, read the signs, learned a lot. Young to old enjoyed it. Obviously it is outdoors, so weather worn sights. Could be valued more by the...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

If you’re really into US history or military history, you’ll probably enjoy this space. However, there’s not a great deal to actually see here. A few examples of housing the POWs built and some plaques describing the history, but mostly just trees and a stream.

Thank LadyPerrin
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

I’ve always been a history buff, and have read quite a bit about the Civil War, and frankly I was disappointed with Camp Ford. It appears that no one is maintaining this site. There were a few plaques around the walking path, and several at...More

Thank BigPaulMn
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Camp Ford flies under the radar but is a very important site in American history, serving as the largest civil war camp west of the Mississippi. The information out here is excellent, and you really get a good sense of how the camp was set...More

Thank TrueTexasTraveler
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We passed this on our way out of town. I saw the sign and turned around and went back. How often does one get the opportunity to visit a Civil War Prisoner of War camp? We walked most of the trail and read the signs....More

1  Thank Hola624
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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

I love historical places and was intrigued by this civil war era site for detaining pows from that era...while I could feel the historical significance of the site and enjoyed the plaques along the walking trail, it would've been more interesting and cool in my...More

Thank Allen N
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Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

The reviews described it as run down but we found a very well marked historical site that captured POW history we did not know about. Well mowed grounds and nice trails. We spent 45 minutes reading the stories about the happenings at this Confederate controlled...More

Thank 935LindaB935
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

1st visit to Texas and 1st visit to a civil war site. Historical sites are always hard to rate. This one has little documented history it appears. Still it has signage to help you learn and has some references between documented sites and current sites...More

1  Thank phred209
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Camp Ford is a real treat. The largest Civil War POW camp west of the Mississippi River. Solemn place of historical importance.

2  Thank daddymo2
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The pathways have degraded and the cabin torn down. No restrooms available. The woods are nice and there are random historical signs with nothing to see. Go for a nice walk but sad that Tyler doesn't take care of what could be a really nice...More

1  Thank Konrad V
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Lori G
13 April 2015|
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Response from Lunchdate818 | Reviewed this property |
When I was there that morning last October at about 10 AM there was no charge, no gate. No one on duty.
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