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Hidden Piece of History

The Florence Stockade was a prison camp during the Civil War. It was known as the the Florence... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jeff B
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Blair, Nebraska
Stumbled upon this prize visiting the National Cemetery (same road)

The National Cemetery drew me to visit (both sides of the road) and I ventured aimlessly further on... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
BartBrammer
,
Nashville, Tennessee
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Stockade Road, Florence, SC
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Florence Stockade was a prison camp during the Civil War. It was known as the the Florence Prison camp. Nice walk through the wooded area but when I was there no maps or brochures where available only the pictures and the map on the...More

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 17 July 2017

The National Cemetery drew me to visit (both sides of the road) and I ventured aimlessly further on Stockade road (duh) where the sign pointed to the Waste Water Treatment Plant. The site was isolated on a gravel/mud road with a single sign that said...More

Thank BartBrammer
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The Florence Stockade (also known as the Florence Prison Camp), provides a visitors a glimpse into the brief period when Union prisoners were kept outside of town. The trail needs some improvements when it comes to markings.

Thank SCC1992
Reviewed 29 April 2017

I wish more attention was paid to this place. There is only a gazebo with some signs and a poorly marked trail.

Thank PastorJohnM
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

The site is really interesting, but needs updating. It is a shame that it has been allowed to become overgrown. It really needs to be mown and have the paint freshened. We learned much about the Union POW Camp. Why it was located there, the...More

1  Thank Julie G
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Interesting. Lots of information and there are things to walk and see no vehicles past the parking area. It's kinda hidden. But worth the find. I was hoping for a brochure but there were none .

Thank dolphin_watcher19
Reviewed 20 February 2016

I understand the historical significance and that has value but the area is not set up in a way that made much sense to me. You start at the pavilion you see in the pictures and it gives you the history and then maps out...More

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Although we did not tour the house, we went to the re-enactment. Being the first time ever going to one, I was simply amazed and impressed. All the soldiers and their families in "era" dress was so cool! We loved it.

Thank red227
Reviewed 24 July 2015

What a wonderful possibility this stockade could be. School children could come and learn about the history and the Confederate States Military Prison. It has great potential but in great disrepair. Very disappointed in the City/County for not appointing money/committee to improve this part of...More

Thank chelsea w
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Civil War buffs will like to see where the Andersonville prisoners were transported in anticipation of Sherman's rampage.

1  Thank BillyReyn
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