With the promise of Free Land, the Homestead Act of 1862 enticed millions to cultivate the frontier. Families, immigrants, women, and freed slaves flooded 10 percent of the nation’s land to chase their American Dream. American Indian cultures and natural environments gave way to diverse settlement, agricultural success, and industrial advancement—building our nation and changing the land forever. Read More
FREE LAND was the cry!
The Homestead Act Presidents!
In honor of Presidents' Day, we take a moment to highlight some of the Presidents who oversaw the Homestead Act.
Educational Opportunities at Homestead
Learn about the field trip and distance learning opportunities available through Homestead National Monument!
Claim your spot in the Community Garden!
Apply for a plot in Homestead's Community Garden this spring!
One-Room: Millions of Memories
Join us for the One Room: Millions of Memories Film Festival Saturdays and Sundays in January and February of 2018, at 2:00 p.m!
Get your National Parks pass today!
There is no fee to visit Homestead NM, but if you plan to visit other parks that do charge an entrance fee, you can get your pass here!
5 State's Homestead Records Go Digital
Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, and Ohio Homestead Records have been digitized and are available online. Over 30 Million Pages!
Coming Home! Quilt Exhibition
The Centennial quilt display returns to Homestead where they will make their final display during the month of April!
Last updated: February 18, 2018