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!
American Solar Car Challenge
University teams from around the world will design & build solar-powered cars, & drive them 1,800 miles on the open road for 8 days.
2016 Centennial Concert Series!
Every Saturday July 9- August 13, 2016, Homestead National Monument will host FREE outdoor evening concerts at 7 pm at the Education Center.
Kids in Parks- Nature Detective Series!
Rangers at Homestead National Monument need YOU & your families to join them at the Education Center on Saturdays in July & Aug!
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