Park History

Homestead National Historical Park was created in 1936. The purpose of the park was to be a "memorial emblematical of the hardships and the pioneer life through which the early settlers passed in the settlement, cultivation and civilization of the Great West."

Through exhibits, special events, and interpretive programs, Homestead National Historical Park addresses the scope and the legacy of the Homestead Act of 1862 across the nation from 1863 until today.

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Creation of the Park

Learn the history about how Homestead National Historical Park came to be.

Two archeologists screening dirt for artifacts.

Since 1948, archeologists have been working to uncover the mysteries underground at Homestead National Historical Park.


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History of the Park

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    Last updated: March 14, 2022

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    8523 West State Highway 4
    Beatrice, NE 68310


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