Civil War  |  Park Day Volunteer Opportunity

Park Day @ Camp Nelson National Monument

Upcoming Event
Saturday, April 13, 2024 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

6614 Danville Road Loop 2
Nicholasville, KY 40356

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Meeting place
Volunteers will meet National Park Service (NPS) staff at Camp Nelson National Monument's Visitor Center for orientation. From there, NPS staff will lead a vehicle caravan from the park to the Hall Cemetery, located southwest of the Visitor Center across US-27.
Planned Activities
NPS Staff and Volunteers will clean headstones and the grounds at the Hall Cemetery, located at the former Home for Colored Refugees at Camp Nelson during and after the Civil War.
History or Educational Activities
NPS Staff will provide a short program detailing the Hall Cemetery, notably the US Colored Troops soldiers interred there, and the history of the Home for Colored Refugees at Camp Nelson during the Civil War.
Should I bring any tools or supplies?
The NPS will provide all tools and supplies. Volunteers should wear long sleeves and pants and bring a water bottle.
Is there a rain date?
In the instance of inclement weather, Park Day will continue as planned.

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