Hearne, Texas: World War II POW Camp and MuseumFormer site of a large war prison features ruins, barracks replica, artifact exhibits. Perhaps the only camp that had a full POW orchestra.
- Fairground Rd, Hearne, TX
- Northwest of town. Drive north out of Hearne for one mile, then turn left (west) onto FM 485. Drive one mile, then turn left at the green highway sign toward the fairgrounds. The open space of the camp, with its new museum barracks, is on the right.
- W-Sa 11 am - 4 pm for museum, daylight hours for camp (Call to verify)
World War II POW Camp and Museum: During World War II, Texas was home to more than 70 POW camps, with over 50,000 prisoners. One out of every ten of those POWs was behind barbed wire at Camp Hearne. [10/28/2010] Complete Story...