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“Great place to view history”

Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park
Reviewed 19 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.

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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 was during a time when a major event was going on during the weekend.
The park is at the site of the recruitment, housing, depot for the Union army in Kentucky. The United States Colored Troops (USCT) recruited men to become soldiers, often families would also arrived as it was a beacon of freedom.
There is a small museum with a short film before the guided tour. I found both good and learn a lot more since it goes in depth on the lives of the men, women and children.
The grounds are very well maintain and easy to access the trails. Some of the trails are slightly hilly and distance from the main building
It's easy access from Lexington.
It's a great place for those who are interested in learning a part of the Civil War in which until recently very rarely discussed or highlighted.
Check the website for during the year, there are activities at the park. There is a small admission cost.
I encourage anyone in the area to take time to visit

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Reviewed 13 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.

1  Thank C2168AZbradh
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Reviewed 12 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
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

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

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