• 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?

Homesteaders in front of sod house

The Homestead Act of 1862, which gave away 160 acre claims, was repealed in the lower 48 states in 1976. In Alaska, claims could be filed up to 1986! More...