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Well worth the trip

Had never heard of the Homestead National Monument until about a week ago. Was about a 2 hour... read more

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Bruce H
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Omaha, Nebraska
Amazing Orientation to the American Prairie

My wife and I took our oldest granddaughter to visit the Homestead National Monument of America on... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tim D
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Omaha, Nebraska
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The homestead site of Daniel Freeman, America's first claimant of the 160 acres of free land granted to those willing to help settle the west.
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8523 W State Highway 4, Beatrice, NE 68310-6743
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+1 402-223-3514
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank SoCalGuest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In 1862 Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Bill giving a 160 acre piece of public land to homesteaders free. The homesteaders had to build a home and cultivate the soil. At the end of a 5-year period they were given free title to that land....More

Thank Ron W
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Interesting museum. A bit out out the way but well worth it. Many historical artifacts. Also the drive out there alone is worth it

Thank Louis and Alexa... G
Reviewed 1 June 2018

The very helpful rangers will help with questions and guide the visitor to see the very excellent movie, the downstairs displays, and the outside homestead house. There is a good Junior Ranger program. Be sure to note the sculptures along the walkway leading to the...More

Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed 31 May 2018

The Homestead National Monument captured the tenacity and hard work of the homesteaders. There is no charge for the site. A homestead cabin is found on the site with the graves of the first homesteaders, Daniel and Agnes Freeman. They were successful and were granted...More

Thank Pat C
Reviewed 20 May 2018

I loved everything about this site. The visitor center is architecturally stunning. The restoration of the tall grass prairie on the Freeman property and the furnished pioneer cabin do an outstanding job of illustrating what life was like for the first homesteaders in this part...More

Thank ZamiaV
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

What an excellent place to learn about the history of Western expansion in the United States. The museum was quite interesting with all the authentic displays of Americana. If you don 't seen anything else: watch the video!!! Compelling story of the homesteaders and their...More

Thank CathyP1953
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Incredible gem off the beaten path in Nebraska. The museum is full of interesting artifacts and information about homesteading in the US. We learned so much! There’s even a section where you can share your own family stories about homesteading, as they continue to develop...More

Thank beth070303
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