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“Horror of war”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Florence Stockade

Florence Stockade
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74 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Horror of war”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

The stockade as it is called is a smaller version of Andersonville prison in Ga. It is grown up by trees in places but is being worked on to make more understanding. There is a kiosk with parking. It has information on the stockade. There is a wooden walk way over by the treatment plant which takes you to a larger field that was part of camp. A granite marker on road to right give information on stockade. Part of the stockade is now final resting places for those in New National VA Cemetery. I spend lots of time at this site when I travel to Florence also across road at the first national cemetery.

Visited June 2013
2 Thank Paul R
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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150 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“OK But not much to see yet.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

If you are here to have a scenic walk and there is nothing else to do, it could be pleasant. The attraction is still under development and the signs are hard to find. If you are interested in the history, all you need to do is read the signs around the gazebo. The story is quite fascinating. The points of interest are numbered, and there is a free brochure that explains each point that can be found at the gazebo, but it is pretty much a duplication of the gazebo signage.

Visited April 2014
2 Thank Rowan F
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Florence, South Carolina
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Nice Nature Walk, Limited Historical Preservation”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

The Florence Stockade was only in operation for several months while the Confederacy attempted to keep POWs from being freed from Andersonville. It was constructed of an earthen berm and pine timbers, so very little remains. It is an important Civil War site, and Florence is working to improve the site, so it should improve as an attraction in the future. In summer of 2013, the site consists of a gazebo with historical information and a map of the stockade. The site can be walked easily, and there are trails around the site that make for a nice nature walk. The site can be seen within a couple of hours.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank Mark S
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Florence, South Carolina
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62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Early stage of development but still interesting”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

My wife and I needed an attraction in Florence for a couple of hours with our 2 grandsons. This met the need. There are not a lot of attraction in Florence. A stockade was constructed in the fall of 1864 to intern Union prisoners who were being evacuated from Andersonville Prison in SW Georgia. The stockade outer wall was constructed of vertical logs and a soil berm. The berm was constructed from excavating a trench just outside the wall. This deterred prisoners from digging their way under the wall and escaping. The historical attraction has a gazebo which has historical panels explaining the stockade's history. The stockade was used from October 2, 1864 until February 1865. A map is provided at the gazebo which shows the location of the stockade and features of the stockade and a walking trail with the features identified. The trail is a little rough and was muddy near the creek. The main feature which can be seen is the remains of part of the berm. However, this is a nice walking trail. As funds are available, the Florence Stockade and Memorial Park could be developed into a very nice tourist attraction. Many artifacts have been found at the site and are on display at the War Between the States Museum on S. Guerry St in Florence.

Visited April 2013
2 Thank RobertR238
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