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

Artist in Residence

Artist in Residence Program

Homestead National Monument is looking for practicing artists wanting to find inspiration from our rich cultural and natural resources.

Let's Get Social!

Let's Get Social!

Check out our social media sites!

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.

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.

Prescribed Fire

Prescribed Fire Started by UAS

NPS tests small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Technology during annual prescribed fire on April 22, 2016.

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!

2016 NPS Centennial at Homestead

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

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Mailing Address:

8523 West State Highway 4
Beatrice , NE 68310


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

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