Camp Nelson

Camp Nelson Annual Meeting, Sat., March 17, 2018
You are invited to attend the Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 11 at 10:00 a.m. We will meet in the Barracks Building. Enjoy light refreshments, meet members, and hear about the past, present and future of Camp Nelson. New members and visitors welcome. Questions? Call Peggy at (859) 881-5716.

Camp Nelson celebrates National Historic Landmark Designation
Learn more about the National Historic Landmark designation and plaque unveiling at Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park. State Representative Andy Barr and National Park Service representative Bill Justice were on hand. Read the article.

Civil War Ancestor Toolbox
Explore your Civil War heritage with our
Civil War Ancestor Toolbox. TentMost of the questions that we receive at Camp Nelson are from those doing geneology projects, both for scholarly research and for personal satisfaction.


Camp Nelson's Portal To Freedom
USCTCamp Nelson provided the Union Army with
over 10,000 African-American soldiers, making it the third largest recruiting and training depot for African Americans in the nation. Many of the black soldiers brought their families with them to Camp Nelson and eventually the army established a refugee camp for these individuals. Thousands of African-Americans came to Camp Nelson and it was here that they gained their freedom. Read more.

Camp Life: Civil War Collections
View some of the unique artifacts related to Civil War Soldier Life, now on display at the Camp Nelson Heritage Park Interpretive Center. Here are some inside photos of the Interpretive Center.

Happy Trails:
Did you know that there are over five miles of trails to explore at Camp Nelson? The trails are an opportunity to view the beautiful central Kentucky landscape while learning about the significant role Camp Nelson played in the the Civil War. The trails are open nearly every day from dawn to dusk. Trail and visitor info.

Lincoln Bi
Heritage Lands Unbridled  



C-Span Video
When the C-SPAN School Bus visited Camp Nelson, they shot this excellent 9-minute video.


Civil War Days





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