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Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park

6614 Old Danville Road, Nicholasville, KY 40356
+1 859-881-5716
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Another Civil War Trip

Although not a battlefield this Civil War site was interesting and was a piece of Civil War history... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
stella b
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Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

My wife and I were traveling up the road and saw a small sign for Camp Nelson. We turned around... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
olroyw
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Enid, Oklahoma
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6614 Old Danville Road, Nicholasville, KY 40356
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+1 859-881-5716

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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

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

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

Thank eriecamperlober
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Nice stop on the Civil War Trials through Kentucky. A number of informative markers that describe the historical significance of the area. Well worth a stop.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Well worth the trip for Civil War buffs and others. There is a great idea that explains why it was there and all the things that took place at this important Civil War Camp.

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 19 March 2017

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 divided loyalties with the Union and the Confederacy, but few know...More

1  Thank Burt L
Reviewed 20 October 2016

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.

Thank pmatch1104
Reviewed 9 October 2016

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 finding out that this was a vital area of...More

1  Thank airlink9972
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a very historical site and is an excellent place for hiking and taking dogs on walks. It is utilized alot and has archaelogical digs with our local school children being involved.

1  Thank C2168AZbradh
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