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!
Living History Weekend
Come to Homestead National Monument of America over Labor Day weekend for 3 days of exciting programs for the whole family!
Sit Around the Campfire With Us
Sit around the campfire for engaging programs and music every Saturday night through August 11th.
Historic Tractor On Permanent Display
Ken Deardorff, the nation's last homesteader's, tractor has been saved from the wild's of Alaska and is on permanent display at Homestead.
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!
Access Digitized Homestead Records!
Continue your research! Access Homestead Land Record case files today.
Educational Opportunities at Homestead
Learn about the field trip and distance learning opportunities available through Homestead National Monument!
Last updated: August 15, 2018