FREE LAND was the cry!

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

Experience totality at Homestead!

Total Solar Eclipse at Homestead

Experience totality at Homestead! Check out the latest in Eclipse programs and presentations from August 19-21, 2017.

2017 Summer Campfire Series!

2017 Summer Campfire Series!

The schedule for the 2017 Summer Campfire Series has been announced!

Kids in Parks Programs Announced!

Kids in Parks Programs Announced!

Calling youth to be prairie superheroes at Homestead National Monument of America! We need help discovering the heroes among the prairie.

Eclipse Photography Workshop

Eclipse Photography Workshop

Learn how to safely photograph a solar eclipse with photographer Brad Goetsch.

Safety during the eclipse

Eclipse Safety

A solar eclipse is one of nature’s grandest spectacles. By following these simple rules, you can safely enjoy the view.

Middle and High School Students & NASA

Middle and High School Students & NASA

Join us at Homestead August 18th for an informative educational opportunity with NASA!

A father and daughter hold their pass on a prairie at Homestead National Monument of America

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!

5 State's Homestead Records Go Digital

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!

Webcam

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

Last updated: July 19, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

8523 West State Highway 4
Beatrice , NE 68310

Phone:

(402) 223-3514

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