"Go to Kansas"

Formerly enslaved African Americans left Kentucky at the end of the of post-Civil War Reconstruction period to experience freedom in the "Promised Land" of Kansas. Nicodemus represents the involvement of African Americans in the westward expansion and settlement of the Great Plains. It is the oldest and only remaining Black settlement west of the Mississippi River.

The Five Historic Buildings

Five Historic Buildings

The five historic buildings were declared a unit of the National Park System on November 12, 1996.

Educational Opportunities

History Comes to You

Your class room can: Request a traveling trunk, request a distance learning program, and check out our lesson plans.

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History & Culture

The oldest and only remaining Black settlement west of the Mississippi River.

Junior Ranger

Become A Junior Ranger

Be a Junior Ranger at Nicodemus National Historic Site

Historic Photos and Videos

Learn more from Nicodemus descendants

From the beginning of Nicodemus photos, film and other documents were preserved for future generations.

Last updated: September 26, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

304 Washington Ave.
Nicodemus, KS 67625-3015

Phone:

785-839-4233
Phoneline for Nicodemus Visitor Center and Township Hall. Use this number to speak with Park Staff

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