• Sunflowers glow in the morning sunlight outside of Nicodemus.


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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.

Things To Do

Junior Ranger Being Sworn In

Junior Ranger Being Sworn In


Learn about the history of Nicodemus and African Americans in the West! In our Visitor Center you can view exhibits, watch a short interpretive film, and stamp your National Parks Passport.

On a walking tour you can view the five historic buildings, (Two are accessible to the public - the 1939 Township Hall which is also the temporary Visitor Center, and the foyer of the AME Church). The five historic buildings are physical expressions of the five pillars of the African American community - church, self-government, education, home, and business. Ranger led tours are by appointment only (call 785-839-4233).

Year-round: Junior Ranger Program


The National Park Service in conjunction with the Nicodemus Historical Society will showing Warner Brothers movie Rough Riders on Saturday, March 15, 1:00 P.M. at the Nicodemus National Historic Site Visitor Center.


Events are subject to changes. For the most current information please contact the park.

Did You Know?

Five Historic Buildings

Nicodemus characterize the pioneer spirit of African Americans who left the only region that they were familiar with in search of personal freedom, personal achievement and ownership.