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Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park, Nicholasville

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Battlefield Historic Site
Park open Tuesday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm

White House Tours

Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm.

No admission fee.

Interpretive trials open nearly every day dawn to dusk. View trail map. There are over five miles of trails to explore at Camp Nelson. The trails and interpretive markers are an oportunity to view the beautiful central Kentucky lanndscape while learning about the significant role Camp Nelson played in the the Civil War.
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  • I joined a archaeological dig onsite today. I met the archaeologists, Steve and Kim, and a couple of other interested people this morning on the once/month summer dig at the camp. We spent three hours...  more »
  • This is a small museum but still a important part of history. No battles were fought here, but the location and mission helped win the war. The hostess was very informed. Had a great visit. Please sto...  more »
  • Nice stop on the Civil War Trials through Kentucky. A number of informative markers that describe the historical significance of the area. Well worth a stop.  more »
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  • Arrived after the interpretive center closed but the wonderful lady closing up let me come in and watch the video before she left. The grounds are great to go walking through and seeing were everything was during the war. Would love to come back and see inside the buildings as well.
  • Excellent history a must see I. Nicholasville ky go visit the museum , helpful staff and nice walking trails.
  • Beautiful place and interesting history
  • Great place to check out, but 1 star due to the staff...dealing with Peggy in particular in scheduling our tour was unpleasant to say the least....Let's just say she isn't the friendliest person in the world to deal with.