Planning your visit Homestead National Monument of America?
The monument offers many interesting and enriching experiences, and visitors often say they wish they had more time here. Have you planned enough time for your visit? However, even if you are just passing through, you can still see a lot in a short amount of time. Visit this page if you are planning a bus tour.
In 1 hour:
Visit the Homestead Heritage Center, watch the monument’s award-winning film “Land of Dreams – Homesteading America,” and explore the National Museum of Homesteading to learn about the impacts of the Homestead Act on the United States and the world.
In 2 hours:
Do the above, and also see the Palmer-Epard Cabin with nearby heritage fruit orchard, community garden, and prairie views. Also add a visit to the Homestead Education Center, including the Farm Implement Room and special exhibitions.
In a half day:
Do the above, and also experience the oldest restored tallgrass prairie in the National Park Service. Hike the prairie and woodland trails to take in the plants, wildlife, and historic landscape.
Include a visit to the Freeman School at any time. It is open in summer each afternoon. During other months, let a park ranger know that you want to visit the Freeman School and we will be happy to open it for you.
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