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Homestead National Monument of America

Open Now: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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An important National Monument

All about the Homestead Act and its consequences for the settling of our country. It gave a chance... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
Park Ridge, Illinois
Must-See NPS site!

A slightly less known NPS site, but still very well done. All the staff were super helpful and the... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
North Platte, Nebraska
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With the promise of Free Land, the Homestead Act of 1862 enticed millions to cultivate the frontier. Families, immigrants, women, and freed slaves flooded 10 percent of the nation’s land to chase their American Dream. American Indian cultures and...more
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8523 W State Highway 4, Beatrice, NE 68310-6743
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

All about the Homestead Act and its consequences for the settling of our country. It gave a chance for anyone especially civil war veterans (except Indians!) to get a plot of land on which they could settle and eventually own. It is worth the drive...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

A slightly less known NPS site, but still very well done. All the staff were super helpful and the visitor centers--yes there's two of them!-- are very well organized and contain lots of fun information. Be sure to head outside and check out the cabin...More

Thank wx4rmk
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Very interesting place to visit and learn about the Homestead Act. Even our 4 year old grandchild enjoyed the time we spent there.

1  Thank Karen T
Reviewed 17 August 2018

This is a typically well-done National Park Service stop. We saw the prairie and the little house and then drove over to the old school. Every stop was good and we were glad we were able to see everything. Expect to spend about an hour...More

1  Thank pitterpat000
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Three different sites at this National monument, a one room school house, and education center and a heritage center. Good short film at the heritage center, also exhibits, and a homesteaders cabin. It is on the property that was originally homesteaded by Daniel Freeman who...More

Thank Pamela K
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

NPS does a wonderful job showing different perspectives and experiences related to this important piece of our history. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

When planning our route for a road trip from California to Minnesota, my daughter discovered Homestead National Monument in a travel guide and wanted to stop to see the tall grass prairie. We planned for about an hour but ended up staying much longer. The...More

2  Thank margie1928
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Had never heard of the Homestead National Monument until about a week ago. Was about a 2 hour drive from Omaha and well worth it. Wonderful movie describing the history of the Homestead Act and its impact on Native Americans and the development of the...More

2  Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 13 July 2018

My wife and I took our oldest granddaughter to visit the Homestead National Monument of America on a hot July afternoon. The staff warmly welcomed us and encouraged us to view the video before touring the rest of the center and the grounds of the...More

2  Thank Tim D
Reviewed 7 July 2018

If it hadn't been so hot and humid, and we hadn't been with others, we might have taken some of the trails. This was filled with information on the homesteaders and how they survive hard times. There are displays of old tools and docents are...More

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Beth K
26 September 2018|
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Response from SoCalGuest | Reviewed this property |
The time you spend is going to depend on you. We like to really experience all things we visit. We were there about two hours, looking at everything. Had it not been so hot, we would have spent another hour walking to... More