Places To Go
At either the Heritage Center or Education Center you can talk with a National Park Ranger about the meaning of this unit in the National Park System, enjoy the video "Land of Dreams," or browse the book store.
Learn about the Homestead Act of 1862 and the struggles of the pioneers while visiting the museum at the Heritage Center. Don't miss the Palmer-Epard Cabin near the Heritage Center. Imagine living in the cabin with ten children. Relive school days of the past by visiting the Freeman School. Check out the Farm Implement Room at the newly renovated Education Center.
Be sure to see the restored Tallgrass Prairie by simply taking in the historic view, or by exploring it on our trails to get the full experience of the prairie ecosystem.
Did You Know?
While plowing 1 acre of ground, the homesteader walked 10 miles. So to plow the required 10 acres for his homestead, the homesteader had to walk a minimum of 100 miles. -- Homestead National Monument of America