Basic Information

304 Washington Ave.
Nicodemus, KS 67625-3015

Nicodemus National Historic Site is located in northwestern Kansas on Highway 24 between Hill City and Stockton.

June 1st through September 1st

The visitor center is open year round for six (6) days of the week. We are closed on Sundays and federal holidays. The visitor center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year Day. Hours for the center are 9:00 am to 4:30 pm CST. Due to our small number of staff, the Visitor Center may be temporarily closed around the lunch hour—our staff will post the time you can expect for their return. Thank you for your understanding.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Closed
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Additional Information

Northwest Kansas has a four season climate typified by long, hot summers, cold winters, short spring and fall seasons, and nearly constant breeze. Humidity is relatively low compared to the eastern portion of the state. Afternoon thunderstorms with lightning, hail, and gusty winds frequently occur during the spring and summer. Tornados are possible but are less common in Kansas than they are in several other states. In the event of a tornado seek shelter immediately. Winter snow accumulation is usually l

Entrance Fees:

Park Fee - $0.00

There is no fee to Nicodemus National Historic Site.

Nicodemus National Historic Site

Visitor Center located in the Nicodemus Township Hall. It is located on the southeast side of the Roadside Park. The Visitor Center will be open seven days a week and federal holidays during the summer from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm CST. During the winter months, the visitor center will be closed on Sundays and all federal holidays.

Junior Ranger Being Sworn In
Junior Ranger Being Sworn In


Welcome to Nicodemus National Historic Site. The visitor center is located at 304 Washington Avenue in the 1939 Township Hall. Visitors can visit the site free of charge.

In our visitor center you can learn about the history of Nicodemus and African Americans, view exhibits, watch a short interpretive film, and stamp your National Parks Passport. In this section of our website, visitors can find basic information on visiting the site. This page provides the essential information that you need to plan any trip to Nicodemus. Also gives Directions to the site, information about Fees & Passes, Operating Hours & Seasons and how to Contact Us. Our Weather page provides links to weather forecasts and climate information. On this section visitors can learn about Accessibility at the site and which Pets are allowed in the site.

On a walking tour you can view the Five Historic Buildings, (Two are accessible to the public - the 1939 Township Hall which is also the temporary Visitor Center, and the foyer of the A.M.E. Church). The five historic buildings are physical expressions of the five pillars of the African American community - church, self-government, education, home, and business.

Visitors can call 785-839-4233 to make Reservations for a Ranger led tour.

Last updated: February 15, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

304 Washington Ave.
Nicodemus, KS 67625-3015


(785) 839-4233

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