Plan Your Visit
There are many things to do at Homestead. Visitors often tell us they wish they had more time to visit, but you can still see a lot even if you are just passing through. Learn more about what you can see and plan your trip by going to the Things To Do page.
Heritage Center opened May 20, 2007. The new facility has expanded the homesteading story with new interactive displays, a magnificent view of the tallgrass prairie as early pioneers might have seen and a one acre parking lot to give visitors a feeling for the enormous task homesteaders faced.
Visit the Palmer-Epard Cabin, which was first built in 1867, and now sits near the Heritage Center.
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Bus Tour Leader? Learn what FUN your tour can have at Homestead! Book your tour group now to participate in activities and events at the monument.
Did You Know?
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...