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Address: 6614 Old Danville Road, Nicholasville, KY 40356
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+1 859-881-5716

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Small but important

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Erie, Pennsylvania
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 accreditation!

Thank eriecamperlober
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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711 reviews
336 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Columbus, Ohio
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177 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Nicholasville, Kentucky
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3 reviews
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 the plight of the refugees at Camp Nelson. This park has living history events several... More 

Thank Burt L
Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
Memphis, Tennessee
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233 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
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 Civil War history I made it a point to plan a visit. So happen it... More 

Thank airlink9972
Nicholasville, Kentucky
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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.

Thank C2168AZbradh
Nicholasville, Kentucky
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Very informative. An honest look at a very important piece of history. For hikers there's a great walking tour.

Thank PappyVanWinkle
Nicholasville, Kentucky
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Outstanding part of the Civil War History. This one of the largest training encampments for the Black Soldiers A must see!!

Thank Busman723
Louisville, KY
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250 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This weekend was Civil War days at the camp. There were men in uniform, canon demonstrations, and speeches by U.S. Grant, Frederick Douglass and John Fee impersonators. I was able to witness most of the speech by the Grant impersonator and a bit of the John Fee impersonator. They were both very well done. Regretfully, I left before the Frederick... More 

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