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Camp Hearne

12424 Camp Hearne Road, Hearne, TX 77859
+1 979-314-7012
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Park your big rig right in front. There is a little bit of air conditioning available in summer... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karl R
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Winnipeg, Canada
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When you pull up your first thought will be that you won't spend much time here but you will be as... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stephanie W
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Bonham, Texas, United States
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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 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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12424 Camp Hearne Road, Hearne, TX 77859
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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.

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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

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

Thank you for your visit. Please come again.

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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

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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.

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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

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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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Reviewed 21 April 2017 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...More

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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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