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Thanksgiving Guided Hike at Camp Nelson National Monument

Camp Nelson National Monument 6614 Danville Rd,, Nicholasville, KY

Thanksgiving is coming up fast! After enjoying a big meal with family and friends, join the National Park Service on Saturday, November 26th at 10:30am for a post-Thanksgiving guided hike at Camp Nelson National Monument! For this program, "A Bite of History", we will explore some of the history of Kentucky food and local cuisine, […]

Winter History Lecture Series @ Camp Nelson National Monument

Camp Nelson National Monument 6614 Danville Rd,, Nicholasville, KY

“Bull” Nelson’s Fight for Kentucky Union officer and Kentucky native William “Bull” Nelson worked tirelessly during the early stages of the Civil War to keep the Bluegrass State in the Union. Stuart W. Sanders will examine Nelson’s important role during the secession crisis, his arrest of pro-Confederate civilians, early military victories, and how he became […]

Winter History Lecture Series at Camp Nelson National Monument

Camp Nelson National Monument 6614 Danville Rd,, Nicholasville, KY

“The Families’ Civil War” In The Families’ Civil War, Holly A. Pinheiro Jr. provides a compelling account of the lives of African American soldiers and their entire families, but also argues that the Civil War was but one engagement in a longer war for racial justice. By 1863 the Civil War provided African American Philadelphians with […]

Civil War History Talk Event at Camp Nelson National Monument

Jessamine County Public Library 600 South Main Street, Nicholasville, KY

Civil War History Historian Bill Marvel examines General Ambrose E. Burnside’s transfer to the Western Theater, and his tenure as the commander of the Army of the Ohio. Burnside’s career in the West culminated with the launch of the Knoxville Campaign from Camp Nelson in August 1863.  This presentation will take place at the Jessamine […]

Camp Nelson National Monument 6614 Danville Rd,, Nicholasville, KY

Saturday, April 1st: Park Day (9:30 am – 12:30 pm)  Since 1996, the American Battlefield Trust (ABT) has sponsored Park Day as an annual preservation event for Civil War and Revolutionary War sites throughout the country. This year's activities include painting 8 cannon carriages, removing fences, invasive plant removal, and trash pickup. Participants will check-in […]

 A Grand Salute: Artillery Demonstration – Camp Nelson National Monument

Camp Nelson National Monument 6614 Danville Rd,, Nicholasville, KY

Saturday, April 15th: A Grand Salute: Artillery Demonstration (1:00 pm – 2:00 pm)  The program marks two seminal events that occurred in April 1865 at the end of the Civil War: The surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia to the Armies of the United States (April 9th) and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln (April […]

Eastern National Store Grand Opening – Camp Nelson

Camp Nelson National Monument 6614 Danville Rd,, Nicholasville, KY

Friday, April 28th: Eastern National Store Grand Opening (10:00 am – 11:00 am)  The Park Store recently opened in January 2023. To mark the momentous addition, the NPS and Eastern National (America’s National Parks) is hosting an official grand opening ceremony at the park. It will feature remarks from NPS and Eastern National staff and […]

160th Anniversary of Camp Nelson’s Establishment – Camp Nelson National Monument

Camp Nelson National Monument 6614 Danville Rd,, Nicholasville, KY

Saturday, April 29th: 160th Anniversary of Camp Nelson’s Establishment (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)  The US Army officially established Camp Nelson on April 29, 1863. The NPS will commemorate the anniversary with special programs, including site visits, ranger guided tours, living history demonstrations, and children’s activities. The Full Schedule and Lineup will be released on the […]

Camp Nelson National Monument – 3rd Annual Remembrance Memorial and Luminaria Walk

Camp Nelson National Monument 6614 Danville Rd,, Nicholasville, KY

The National Park Service (NPS) invites you to participate in the 3rd Annual Remembrance Memorial and Luminaria Walk to mark the anniversary of Camp Nelson's largest expulsion. On November 23, 1864, the US Army forcibly expelled 400 African American refugees from the camp during a winter storm, resulting in the deaths of 102 souls. It […]

Camp Nelson – 3rd Annual Luminaria and Memorial Walk

Camp Nelson National Monument 6614 Danville Rd,, Nicholasville, KY

Saturday, November 11th: 3rd Annual Luminaria and Memorial Walk (6:00 pm – 7:00 pm)  The NPS invites you to participate in the 3rd Annual Remembrance Memorial and Luminaria Walk to mark the anniversary of Camp Nelson's largest expulsion. On November 23, 1864, the US Army forcibly expelled 400 African American refugees from the camp during […]

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