Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park, Nicholasville

4.6
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 »
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  • A beautiful place. Our son is buried there. They have dignified services with compassionate staff
  • What a learning and humbling experience. Was part of a flag ride that stopped here. Very interesting to see how our community played part in history.
  • It's a very beautiful place to spend an evening! Very peaceful and quiet. Great place to clear your head, relax, hike, and even learn!
  • This is a beautiful area. My grandfather is buried here. Although he died 40 years ago, he is deeply rooted into our memories. His body rest in a serene idyllic place reserve for heroes.
  • Beautiful National Cemetery, next to the Kentucky River so many heroes from every war since civil war and before I believe.
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