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A place of importance to the civil war.

We are often on the grounds to hike and geocache. Well maintained trails that will keep you busy... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Robert W
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Nicholasville, Kentucky
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A Gem in Jessamine County!

Great little history gem in Jessamine County. The guides there are very knowledgable and friendly... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
dexterk2013
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Nicholasville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We are often on the grounds to hike and geocache. Well maintained trails that will keep you busy for hours. Take the time to visit during the reinactment of a civil war battle. Visit the cemetery as well that is adjacent to the park. Lots...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robert W
Reviewed 17 September 2018

I took my grandson on Sunday, September 16, to the Civil War Days event. The people were very nice and friendly. The problem was, I was expecting many more "soldiers" and re-enactors. I'd say there may have been 15 total, included Abe Lincoln and Frederick...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

Great little history gem in Jessamine County. The guides there are very knowledgable and friendly. Take your whole family as it is worth their time to learn about this important piece of Civil War History

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dexterk2013
Reviewed 12 July 2018

At first glance, there is not that much to see here, as most of the camp has, not surprisingly, disappeared. But what there is tells a fascinating story about the divisions in society during the civil war and the eventual recruitment of African Americans into...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank holtspa
Reviewed 28 May 2018

If you are traveling to Camp Nelson and I highly recommend that you do, please understand that the signage into the park and directions from the road are not expressively clear. It's not a grand entrance into the area, so don't look for that and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Brenda E
Reviewed 24 October 2017

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.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank ManitobaCrewofsix
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

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 is working at the site was extremely...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank stella b
Reviewed 12 July 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 one that has an...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank olroyw
Reviewed 10 June 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 digging up a site that must have held a daguerreotype...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Patty L G
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

This is a small museum but still a important part of history. No battles were fought here, but the location and mission helped win the war. The hostess was very informed. Had a great visit. Please stop in and help them get their national parks...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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