Thing to Do

Viewing the William Henry Jackson Collection

A sketch of a wagon train moving through a narrow, rugged pass.

William Henry Jackson is best known as the first person to photograph the wonders of Yellowstone. His images adorned the parlors of millions of American households and aided in the effort to create the world's first national park. Jackson was also an accomplished artist who recorded his experiences as a young man. His drawings and paintings provide valuable insights to life in a time when America was suffering through the Civil War and venturing westward in search of a national identity.

Scotts Bluff National Monument houses the world's largest collection of original William Henry Jackson sketches, paintings, and photographs. Many reproductions are on display in the Visitor Center at Scotts Bluff as the originals are fragile and have faded.
View a portion of the Scotts Bluff National Monument collection of the works of artist William Henry Jackson. 
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
The collection is available for viewing when the visitor center is open to the public.
Accessibility Information
The William Henry Jackson Collection is located in the Scotts Bluff National Monument Visitor Center. The visitor center is a fully accessible building. Service animals are permitted inside the building. 

Last updated: November 9, 2020