FREE LAND was the cry!!
The Homestead Act of 1862 brought about significant and enduring changes to the United States. By giving government land to individuals in 30 states this law allowed nearly any man or woman a chance to live the American Dream. Over 1.6 million people rose to the challenge and claimed 270 million acres. Immerse yourself in this story. Discover the enduring impacts upon the land and all its people.Read More
Winter Festival of Prairie Cultures
Experience festive displays and events sharing the winter traditions of different cultures on the plains!Read More
Make Homestead a Stop on Your Bus Tour
If your bus tour is traveling through southeast Nebraska or the Beatrice area make this historic National Park site one of your destinations!Read More
Join the Conversation
Stay connected and up-to-date with Homestead through social media.Read More
Educational Opportunities at Homestead
Homestead strives to provide high quality curriculum-based educational material for all grade levels, both on site & through distance learning.Read More
Homestead WebRanger Activities
Hey Kids! Try out Homestead's online games and activities. Take the challenge and earn your Homestead WebRanger certificate!Read More
Are you a Homesteader or Homestead descendant?
The monument wants to locate and record the experiences of homesteaders and their descendants. If you want to share your story, contact us.Read More
Did You Know?
Volunteers give over 27,000 hours of service to Homestead National Monument of America each year. If you would like to join, contact Susan Cook at 402-223-3514. -- Homestead National Monument of America