Camp Nelson National Monument

6614 Danville Road, Nicholasville, KY 40356

Union supply depot, recruitment center, African-American refugee camp, hospital and adjacent National Cemetery. Five miles of interpretive trails. The site is bounded by the Kentucky River, and Hickman Creek, both with vertical limestone cliffs called the Palisades.

Group Tour
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  • Operation Hours: Tours Tuesday through Saturday. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last tour at 4 p.m.
  • Length of Tour: 1 hour
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  • Mileage/Direction from Lexington: 20 miles southwest of Lexington
  • Price Range $-$$$$: Free
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  • Accessibility: Limited

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