• Sunflowers abloom on the prairie.


    National Monument of America Nebraska

Indoor Activities

visitors to heritage center
Visitors explore the exhibits at the Heritage Center.
Homestead National Monument of America

The complex homesteading story ispresented at the Homestead Heritage Center and Education Center. The 1867 Palmer-Epard Cabin is located just outside the Heritage Center. The Freeman School serves as a reminder of the role the schoolhouse played in the history of settlement on the prairie.

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...