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All trails, visitor centers, historic structures, ranger programs and events

Heritage Center

This multipurpose facility, which houses the National Homesteading Museum, brings the epic homestead story to life for visitors of all ages and demonstrates the true scope and importance of the Homestead Act of 1862. State-of-the-art exhibits present homesteading in an interactive setting. Such topics as the Act's influence on immigration, agriculture, industrialization, native tribes, the tallgrass prairie ecosystem and Federal land policies are presented in an educational and thought-provoking manner.

Education Center

The Education Center at Homestead National Monument of America provides visitors the opportunity to meet their quest for further knowledge about homesteading through hands-on arts and crafts or living history demonstrations, real life science experiences, and distance learning. The Education Center also hosts many temporary exhibits and special programs. Ask the Ranger at the Education Center [or at the Heritage Center] about these opportunities.


Welcome to Homestead!

Visit any time of year to explore exhibits, trails, and events. This site provides essential information for visiting Homestead National Monument of America. Learn about operating hours & seasons, fees & passes, permits & reservations, and visiting with pets. The Homestead National Monument of America Heritage Center and Educaiton Center both provide free public wireless internet services.

Heritage Center under a striking sky.
Homestead National Monument of America welcomes you.

NPS Molly Watters

Last updated: September 26, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

8523 West State Highway 4
Beatrice , NE 68310


(402) 223-3514

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