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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Date of experience: July 2017
Cathy L, General Manager at Camp Hearne, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 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
Date of experience: June 2017
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.
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