Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park, Nicholasville

Park open Tuesday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm

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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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  • This was a nice way to spend an hour but we were a bit disappointed, it would have been great to see more buildings and artifachs but the lady who greeted us sure knew her stuff and was very friendly.  more »
  • Although not a battlefield this Civil War site was interesting and was a piece of Civil War history we were not aware of. Nice exhibit, film, and gift shop with some good buys on books. The lady that ...  more »
  • My wife and I were traveling up the road and saw a small sign for Camp Nelson. We turned around and entered. This is a beautiful Cemetery and one of only 3 that offer a Caisson Funeral. It is the only...  more »
  • Nice quiet historic site with mild elevation changes and beautiful views. Not frequently visited either except for special events like Civil War reenactments. Great for kite flying, walking the dog or a stroll with your loved one.
  • My wife and I like to go in the late afternoon when it's quiet. The view is beautiful.
  • 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.
  • The trails are beautiful and the historic setting is engaging.
  • Excellent history a must see I. Nicholasville ky go visit the museum , helpful staff and nice walking trails.

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