• Sunflowers glow in the morning sunlight outside of Nicodemus.

    Nicodemus

    National Historic Site Kansas

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    Starting June 1st until September 1st, the visitor center will be open Sunday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM and federal holidays.

"Go to Kansas"

Formerly enslaved African Americans left Kentucky in organized colonies at the end of the of post-Civil War Reconstruction period to experience freedom in the "promised land" of Kansas.  Nicodemus represents the involvement of African Americans in the westward expansion and settlement of the Great Plains. It is the oldest and only remaining Black settlement west of the Mississippi River.

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Homecoming

The town's annual Emancipation/Homecoming Celebration started in 1878 on August 1st and continues today the last weekend in July.