History & Culture

Discover Nicodemus!

Residents of Nicodemus, Kansas, in the town square Residents of Nicodemus, Kansas, in the town square

Left image
Credit: restoration by NPS / Preston Webb

Right image
Credit: photo courtesy of Kansas Historical Society

Drag the bar lto restore this photo of Nicodemus' Town Square in 1885.


Discover Nicodemus!
Nicodemus is more than historic buildings but a living community. Listed below are links to learn more about Nicodemus history and hertiage.

Nicodemus National Historic Site: The Five Historic Buildings

Nicodemus National Historic Site: Timeline

Nicodemus National Historic Site: Census Records

Nicodemus National Historic Site: Bob Dole Interview

National Park Service: Acheological Digs

National Park Service: Interactive Historical Feature

Nicodemus Township Information:

Emancipation/Homecoming Celebration

University of South Florida: Nicodemus Oral History Project

Civil War Reenactors at Homecoming
Reenactors stand at attention during the annual Emancipation Celebration.

NPS Photo


African American Experience Fund

The mission of the African American Experience Fund of the National Park Foundation is to preserve African American history by supporting education programs in National Parks that celebrate African American history and culture. There are 26 National Parks identified by the African American Experience Fund:


Last updated: September 6, 2021

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Mailing Address:

304 Washington Ave.
Nicodemus, KS 67625-3015


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

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