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Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park, Nicholasville

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Battlefield
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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This is a historical Civil War park that most people in the region don't even know exists. Everyone has heard of the battles of Perryville, Richmond, and Camp Wildcat. They know that Kentucky had divi...  more »
  • Wonderful location with many very nice displays. You can walk the grounds and see some of the defensive trenches still in place. Peggy who gave us the tour was very knowledgeable and very friendly.  more »
  • I had the opportunity to visit and enjoy Camp Nelson Park during a living history event for three days last month and had a wonderful time. Until recently, I have never heard of Camp Nelson, once find...  more »
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  • Excellent history a must see I. Nicholasville ky go visit the museum , helpful staff and nice walking trails.
  • 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.
  • 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.