Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park, Nicholasville

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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  • 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 »
  • Beautiful National Cemetery, next to the Kentucky River so many heroes from every war since civil war and before I believe.
  • A must visit on the historic trail in Kentucky. Civil war reenactments and special occasion gatherings are fun for the entire family. You can tour the home as well as the museum. The memorial cemetary is beautiful.
  • This is an unforgotten Civil War site .. Most kentuckians don't even know about it. During the was it served several purposes. It was depot to distribute and fix guns, cannons etc. Shipped food off to Army Corps, Was a very large hospital and convalescent site. It was also was the 3rd largest recuritemetn center for black soldiers. The museum is fascinating. and the grounds are idyllic Spend the time and go You won't be disappointed.
  • Is a great place to go and learn about the history of the Civil War and the national cemetery right down from it
  • 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.
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