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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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Civil War History

I’ve always been a history buff, and have read quite a bit about the Civil War, and frankly I was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BigPaulMn
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Rochester, Minnesota
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Very Important Place in American History

Camp Ford flies under the radar but is a very important site in American history, serving as the... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
TrueTexasTraveler
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Amarillo, Texas
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Highway 271, 0.8 miles north of Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75708
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 29 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
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

Thank Hola624
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
Reviewed 7 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
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
Reviewed 15 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
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
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The trails were unclear and unkept. Weren't sure where the trail ended and was sure we read there was a museum, but never found one. It's a piece of American history that was very interesting, but hard to vision even though we were standing on...More

Thank Cindy T
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Great place for a 20+ minute history stop. Some recreated structures, some sketches of the original layout.

1  Thank Kelly C
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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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