Basic Information

The visitor center and museum are open Wed. through Fri., 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (closed Mon. & Tue.). The grounds (including all trails) at Camp Nelson National Monument are open from sunrise to sunset, seven days per week. The Perry "White" House is not yet open due to ongoing renovations. Further questions about operations should be emailed to

Please note that passport stamps with the current month and year are available in a box next to the front door of the visitor center if you are only able to visit on a Monday or Tuesday.
There are no fees associated with visiting Camp Nelson National Monument.

Entrance Fees:

The Visitor Center is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Visitor Center contains a museum and a short film (17 min.) about Camp Nelson's role during the American Civil War. 

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Last updated: June 19, 2021

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Mailing Address:

6614 Old Danville Road
Loop 2

Nicholasville , KY 40356


(859) 881-5716
The phone is usually answered Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Voice messages are checked regularly.

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