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

Homestead celebrates the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing with special events!

Celebrate the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

A special presentation by NASA, Homesteading the Future with Kids in Parks, a star party & more will take place on this special anniversary.

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Into the Unknown!

National Parks… The final frontier. Explore the mysterious unknown of the prairie and help pave the way for the homesteaders of the future!

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New Research into Black Homesteading

The National Park Service and the University of Nebraska are partnering to discover the stories of Black homesteader colonies.

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Summer Campfire Series

Join us Saturday evenings this summer for education programs and music at 7 p.m.

Learn about the distance learning connections and field trips at Homestead.

Educational Opportunities at Homestead

Learn about the field trip and distance learning opportunities available through Homestead National Monument!

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The Last Homesteader's Tractor

Ken Deardoff's tractor has been recovered from the wild's of Alaska and is on permanent display at Homestead National Monument of America.

10 State's Homestead Records Now Online.

Access Digitized Homestead Records!

Continue your research! Access Homestead Land Record case files today.

Last updated: July 6, 2019

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Beatrice , NE 68310


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