• Sunflowers abloom on the prairie.

    Homestead

    National Monument of America Nebraska

How Much Time Do You Have

Planning your visit Homestead National Monument of America?

The monument offers many interesting and enriching experiences. Have you planned enough time for your visit?

To visit the Homestead Heritage Center, watch the monument’s award winning film “Land of Dreams – Homesteading America.” and explore the National Museum of Homesteading to learn more about the impacts of the Homestead Act on the United States and the world...

Minimum Time Needed: 1 hour

To also visit the Homestead Education Center and all it has to offer including the Farm Implement Room and special exhibitions...

Minimum Time Needed: 2 hours

To experience the oldest restored tallgrass prairie in the National Park Service, hike the woodland trails and visit the Palmer-Epard Cabin with nearby heritage fruit orchard and community garden

Minimum Time Needed: Half a Day

Include a visit to the Freeman School at any time. It is open in summer each afternoon. During other months, let a park ranger know that you want to visit the Freeman School. We will be happy to open it for you.

You can spend ONE or MORE DAYS at Homestead National Monument of America to experience everything the monument has to offer.

Other opportunities to consider:

-Participate in our daily living history demonstrations during the summer months. Schedule coming soon!

- Join in one of the numerous special events and programs offered by the monument.

-Use the cell phone audio tour stops to learn more about each site at the monument

-Participate in the Junior Ranger program; booklets are available at the Heritage and Education Center

-Find our Earthcache or two Geocaches

-Use GPS Ranger program

Did You Know?

Palmer-Epard Cabin

Under the Homestead Act, 270 million acres of land, or 10% of the nation, was given away. The only monetary payment for each 160 acre claim was an $18 filing fee. More...