For Kids

Family Friendly Adventures:

Earn Your Homestead Junior Ranger Badge!
Earn Your Homestead Junior Ranger Badge!

Junior Rangers are special people who are dedicated to their National Parks. Find out how to earn your badge today!

Become a Homestead Virtual Ranger!
Become a Homestead Virtual Ranger!

Can't make it to Homestead just yet to earn your badge? Visit virtually and earn a downloadable badge!

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Luna's Diary

Luna Warner was fifteen when her family migrated from Massachusetts to Kansas to homestead. This short series brings her viewpoint to life.

Homestead 360 Virtual Visit
Homestead 360 Virtual Visit

Discover Homestead National Historical Park through 360-degree panoramic photos. Click and drag the images to explore.

Civil War to Civil Rights Trading Cards
Civil War to Civil Rights Trading Cards

Collect trading cards and learn about the Civil War and civil rights!

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Classic Junior Ranger Videos

These fun videos were featured within Homestead's retired WebRanger online activities. There's much to learn from these oldies but goodies!

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Homestead Story Videos

This video series was produced by Lincoln Public Schools from footage and interviews from the park film Land of Dreams.


Places and Buildings to Explore:

Palmer Epard Cabin
Palmer-Epard Cabin

Visit the Palmer-Epard Cabin and imagine living inside this home, built in 1867.

The Freeman School was the longest running one room schoolhouse in Nebraska.
Visit the Freeman School

The historic Freeman School serves as a reminder of the role the schoolhouse played in the history of the prairie frontier.

A trail cuts through tallgrass towards a cabin. There are trees on the right side of the trail.
Explore Three Miles of Trails

Social distance, connect with nature, and get some exercise. The trails through tallgrass prairie and Burr Oak woodland are here for you.


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    Last updated: March 18, 2024

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