Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park, Nicholasville

4.5
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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  • August 8, 2017
    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 »
  • July 11, 2017
    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 »
  • June 10, 2017
    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 »
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  • July 6, 2017
    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.
  • July 6, 2017
    My wife and I like to go in the late afternoon when it's quiet. The view is beautiful.
  • October 1, 2016
    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.
  • June 20, 2017
    The trails are beautiful and the historic setting is engaging.
  • February 26, 2017
    Excellent history a must see I. Nicholasville ky go visit the museum , helpful staff and nice walking trails.

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