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Camp Hearne

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Great exhibit of another aspect of World War II

I enjoy history and so when I discovered there was a WWII POW Camp nearby with exhibits I had to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Austin, Texas
Semi truck accessible

Park your big rig right in front. There is a little bit of air conditioning available in summer... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Karl R
Winnipeg, Canada
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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...more
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12424 Camp Hearne Road, Hearne, TX 77859
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a former WW II POW camp. The museum was closed for the day when I visited but I enjoyed walking the grounds. There is a TX historical marker and some photos of what it looked like. Concrete building foundations are still in place...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoy history and so when I discovered there was a WWII POW Camp nearby with exhibits I had to go. I wasn't really sure what to expect but Camp Hearne does a great job of letting you know how the POW's from Germany, Italy...More

Thank jpsaustin
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Park your big rig right in front. There is a little bit of air conditioning available in summer. The majority of the museum is walking through the bushes to see the ruins from the p o w camp. Foundations from the building still exist in...More

Thank Karl R
Reviewed 23 July 2018

When you pull up your first thought will be that you won't spend much time here but you will be as wrong as we were. The woman who works here will keep you entertained with information and stories from this POW camp location. We spent...More

Thank Stephanie W
Reviewed 13 June 2018

This is a former Nazi POW camp that housed the NCOs from the famous German Afrika Corps which were taken prisoner in North Africa. This is an interpretive site which serves as a reminder that in the early 1940's the war wasn't that far away.

Thank Lance M
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Staff was very knowledgeable about the camp and it was a must see for all. If I had not stop I would have never known about Hearne Texas history

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

This is a fascinating place to visit. It is free with a voluntary donation box. There is an example of a barracks from the POW camp that was there during WW II. There is a very interesting attendant and movie that gives a lot of...More

Thank shnpan
Cathy L, General Manager at Camp Hearne, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thank you for your visit. Please come again.

Reviewed 11 June 2017

We visited Camp Hearne on a day when there were also static displays of weapons, American, British, Russian, German. The movie about prisoner camps is very interesting. This was a camp of between 4,000 and 4,700 prisoners located on about 700 acres, according to a...More

Thank Robert T
Cathy L, General Manager at Camp Hearne, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thank you. So glad you enjoyed your time at Camp Hearne.

Reviewed 22 May 2017

Until recently, I was unaware of the Hearne Prisoner of War Camp in nearby Hearne, Texas. We went with a group of good friends, all seniors, who were born around the end or just after WW II. The tour was extremely interesting. The docent (probably...More

1  Thank MaroonDawg67
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The lady doing the tour is very knowledgeable and knows her stuff! We enjoyed learning about World War II.

Thank Nancy P
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