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!
Be inspired - #WriteOut at Homestead
Write Out is a summer open online adventure for educators sponsored by the National Writing Project and the National Park Service.
Discover the Superheroes of Homestead!
Help us discover the Superheroes of Homestead National Monument!
Sit Around the Campfire With Us
Sit around the campfire for engaging programs and music every Saturday night through August 11th.
Historic Tractor On Permanent Display
Ken Deardorff, the nation's last homesteader's, tractor has been saved from the wild's of Alaska and is on permanent display at Homestead.
Get your National Parks pass today!
There is no fee to visit Homestead NM, but if you plan to visit other parks that do charge an entrance fee, you can get your pass here!
Access Digitized Homestead Records!
Continue your research! Access Homestead Land Record case files today.
Country School Quilt Exhibition
Quilts highlighting country schools will be on exhibit June 8 through August 1, 2018 at Homestead National Monument of America!
Last updated: July 10, 2018