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!
A Good Time is Brewing
Howling Homestead will be on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 6:00 pm at the Homestead Heritage Center.
Every Kid in a Park 4th Grade Pass!
Fourth graders can earn a free pass to visit public lands with their families! Complete a fun activity to get your pass and start exploring!
2016 NPS Centennial at Homestead
2016 NPS Centennial at Homestead Monument of America including events, exhibits and more!
Homestead Prairie Webcam!
A view of the oldest restored tallgrass prairie in the National Park Service located at Homestead National Monument of America near Beatrice