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“Another Civil War Trip”

Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Although not a battlefield this Civil War site was interesting and was a piece of Civil War history we were not aware of.
Nice exhibit, film, and gift shop with some good buys on books.
The lady that is working at the site was extremely helpful and eager to answer our questions.

Thank stella b
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

My wife and I were traveling up the road and saw a small sign for Camp Nelson. We turned around and entered. This is a beautiful Cemetery and one of only 3 that offer a Caisson Funeral. It is the only one that has an all volunteer Honor Guard Platoon for the services. The day we were there, they were conducting 4 funerals. We also met and were taken to the Camp Nelson Honor Guard Headquarters. They are located at 215 Christopher Lane. We met Colonel Tracy Lucas the Commander of the Honor Guard. Military Honors are offered at all funerals at Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

The cemetery is marvelous. The office of the cemetery is located on the cemetery grounds. It is staffed and the staff was very helpful and informative. Col. Lucas is a wealth of information. The other parts of this cemetery were closed on Monday when we came through so we did not manage to see the other parts and Tripadvisor did not allow me to separate this review. Col. Lucas can be reached at 859-885-3524. He wears a civil war era uniform and was out working on the grounds in work clothes when we met him.

Thank olroyw
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

I joined a archaeological dig onsite today. I met the archaeologists, Steve and Kim, and a couple of other interested people this morning on the once/month summer dig at the camp. We spent three hours digging up a site that must have held a daguerreotype shop when Camp Nelson was open. It was an interesting time and we found some interesting artifacts. I only peaked into the Interpretive Center afterwards. However, it looks to be something worth coming back for. There is a good looking trail system that will be fun to walk, in the future. But for now, I enjoyed the digging and the stories.

Thank Patty L G
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Reviewed 17 May 2017 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
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

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
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