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

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!

Nebraska 150 Celebration Week

Nebraska 150 Celebration Week

The National Park Service salutes the State of Nebraska in it's sesquicentennial year!

2017 Community Garden Applications

2017 Community Garden Applications

Apply for a plot in Homestead's Community Garden this spring! The garden is located at the Heritage Center near the Palmer-Epard Cabin.

Experience Totality on August 21, 2017

Experience Totality on August 21, 2017

Check back often for exciting announcements as we plan a once in a lifetime weekend event leading up to the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017.

Interactice Barn Quilt Quest

Barn Quilt Quest

Locate Barn Quilts across SE Nebraska with this map. Many participants learned to paint quilt blocks during workshops at Homestead NM.

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!

Nebraska 150 Film Festival

Nebraska 150 Film Festival

The Nebraska 150 Film Festival will take place each weekend in January, February, and into the third weekend of March of 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

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

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

8523 West State Highway 4
Beatrice , NE 68310

Phone:

(402) 223-3514
General Park Information and Ranger Extension Services

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