The Camp Nelson Civil War Days event for 2021 has been cancelled. We hope to have an event in 2022.   Contact Camp Nelson at (859) 881-5716 for more information.

Visiting Confederate Soldiers

12th USCT

54th Massachusetts

Location of Camp Nelson:
Camp Nelson Heritage Park is located along US 27 about 20 miles south of Lexington, Kentucky. The Park entrance is on the original Danville Pike, parallel to US 27, one mile north of the Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park
6614 Danville Road
Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356

Camp Nelson Heritage Park is a great place to exercise and enjoy the outdoors while learning about the history of the Civil War and the way it impacted Jessamine County. The White House, a restored antebellum is open for guided tours Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. No admission fee. Interpretive trails are open during daylight hours, 7 days a week. Trail head with brochures is located in the buggy shed. No fee. There are over two miles of interpretive trials open and more being developed.

To schedule group tours or to request further information, call 859-881-5716.

Please direct reenactor questions to Bob Bell at

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