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!
Thanksgiving Weekend at Homestead!
Closed on Thanksgiving - Back open with Great Activities over the Weekend of the 25th - 27th!
Winter Festival of Prairie Cultures
These sparkling holiday displays showcase ethnic traditions of the people who filed Homestead Claims
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 Started by UAS
NPS tests small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Technology during annual prescribed fire on April 22, 2016.
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