Camp Nelson Education & Preservation Foundation Presents: THE PORTAL TO FREEDOM, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 9-11. A living history event depicting the conclusion of the Civil War at Camp Nelson. Featuring Artillery Demonstration, Period Wedding, Historic Presentations, Candlelight Tours, School of the Soldier for kids, and General Ulysses S. Grant. For more information call (859) 881-5716. See the flyer.
Register for the PORTAL TO FREEDOM September Event here.
You and your partner can wear your mid-19th century attire and become a participant in the Civil War Wedding here.
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A ceremony celebrating the new National Historic Landmark designation and a plaque unveiling was held at Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park on January 4. State Representative Andy Barr and National Park Service representative Bill Justice were on hand. Read the article.
Explore your Civil War heritage with our Civil War Ancestor Toolbox. Most 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 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.
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.
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.