Formerly enslaved African Americans left Kentucky in organized colonies 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. Read More
"Go to Kansas"
Five Historic Buildings
The five historic buildings were declared a unit of the National Park System on November 12, 1996.
History Comes to You
Your class room can: Request a traveling trunk, request a distance learning program, and check out our lesson plans.
You can get involved and show your support of Nicodemus National Historic Site
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Every Kid in a Park
Throughout this school year, all 4th graders can get a pass with will give them and their families free entrance to all national parks.
Nicodemus has succeeded in becoming a park that put climate-friendly behavior at the forefront of