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Address: 12424 Camp Hearne Road, Hearne, TX 77859
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+1 979-314-7012
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11:00 - 16:00
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Wed - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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Camp Hearne Historic Site was the location of a WWII prisoner-of-war...

Camp Hearne Historic Site was the location of a WWII prisoner-of-war internment camp that housed 4800 German Prisoners during WWII. Yes, right here in Central Texas...a far sight from the fighting. Our exhibits explains the why and how of this story.

Our tour takes anywhere from 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on the group dynamics. It includes a 16-17 minute video. Our exhibit includes artifacts from the archeological survey, prisoner artwork and many objects related to Camp Hearne’s U.S. Army – POW – Local experience during WWII. Certainly, we have some visitors that spend the day. It just depends on your level of interest.

There are trails in wooded areas that lead back to some relics of prisoner-built theater and fountains they created to pass the time. These would require walking 1-1.5 miles if you visited all three.

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Almost drove by the camp en route to College Station. So glad we didn't! Great info on German POW's brought to US during WWII. Who knew there were 400,000! Terrific exhibits... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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48 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Almost drove by the camp en route to College Station. So glad we didn't! Great info on German POW's brought to US during WWII. Who knew there were 400,000! Terrific exhibits with authentic photos, testimonies etc. Even a nice video for the big picture. Take the time and stop if you like US history!

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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We went with the family and it was an amazing experience! We learned so much and it was so interesting! I totally recommend it for anyone!

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San Antonio, Texas
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945 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 366 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I drove to Hearne specifically to visit the POW Camp museum and I am so glad that I did! The docent is a very knowledgeable person about the camp and all the history. She did a great job and so glad to have had a tour from her. It takes about an hour to go through the exhibits and hear... More 

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Rugby, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This POW Camp is a must see. The female working that day gave us one of the most informative tours we ever had...sorry I don't have her name. This camp housed POWs from all three Axis powers from WWII. The story of their lives there is extremely interesting. A recent dig on site found many interesting objects, which are on... More 

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Thank Kathy B
Magnolia, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I've driven by this camp for years, telling myself to stop. I actually did once, and found it closed. Yesterday was the day. Our family of 4 had a one on one tour by a lady who obviously knew nearly all there was to know and wanted passionately to tell us. We have visited history sites all over the U.S.and... More 

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Bryan, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

History buffs will LOVE this place. Lots of WWII mementos and memorabilia. Who would have thought such a treasure would be in Robertson County Texas

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HOUSTON
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Reviewed 1 July 2016

Next to Fairgrounds. Small, building packed with photos, uniforms, memorabilia, personal letters, etc, from WW II, mainly of the NAZI prisoners that were housed here. Native Texan, never knew this. Docent loves her job, and good at it. Glad the NAZI's had to endure Texas!

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Texas
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

Camp Hearne is a museum on the site of a World War II prisoner of war camp located to the northwest of Hearne, Texas. A docent was there and provided an excellent narrative about the exhibits and the camp's history. Persons interested in America's involvement in World War II and the role the State of Texas played in housing German... More 

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Gainesville, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

This place is fabulous. Lots of interesting WWII history. The tour guide was knowledgeable and obviously loved her subject. It's free. Donations are accepted.

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Thank Wandererbybirth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

This was a wonderful afternoon activity. When we arrived there Melissa Freeman welcomed us into the small barracks. After signing in we were given a tour, and history lesson about the POW camp. Melissa was very knowledgeable and entertaining to listen to. She answered our many questions and added stories about Hearne. After the tour we bought a book on... More 

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