National Night Out to be held at Camp Nelson National Monument

Source: Camp Nelson National Monument

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ/Press Release) – Camp Nelson National Monument, partnering with the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Department, will host a National Night Out from 6 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, August 3rd. The event is free and open to the public.

National Night Out is a national community-building campaign that promotes law enforcement and community partnerships. The event, held annually on the first Tuesday in August, works to enhance the relationship and trust between neighbors and law enforcement while establishing a sense of community.

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The park, normally closed on Tuesdays, will be open from 12 p.m. until the conclusion of the event.

Attendees can participate in hands-on activities, observe safety demonstrations, and explore law enforcement equipment and vehicles. The visitor center and museum will be open, including a 17-minute film about Camp Nelson. Kids ages seven and up are invited to participate in the Junior Ranger program and earn a Junior Ranger badge. There will be a living history firing demonstration of a Civil War era musket and a Ranger program offered to share more about the park’s history and about upcoming plans.

Attendees should prepare for warm weather.

The park is located six miles south of Nicholasville along Highway 27 and is just north of the Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

For more information on Camp Nelson National Monument, visit the park’s website at: or the park’s Facebook page.