Camp Nelson Heritage National Monument, Nicholasville

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. For Camp Nelson Heritage National Monument and beyond, use our Nicholasville trip planning website to get the most from your Nicholasville vacation.
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  • In the heart of Jessamine County where hundreds of civil war casualties are interred and honored. History lessons are plentiful, shared by knowledgeable staff, many who have ancestors who gave their.....  more »
  • I enjoy American History and Camp Nelson does have an interesting history from the time of the Civil War. In the past they have had re-enactments in September which can also be informative. The home.....  more »
  • Unfortunately, the visitor center is not open today. No signs saying why. But I took a nice walk on the trails following the fortifications. Better trail markers and signage are needed. I hope they will come with time.
  • I have driven by this place dozens of times and never knew that it was there. This is a wonderful museum to spend an afternoon. The staff is very knowledgeable and the museum was very informative. I had no idea that so much took place here.

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