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Homestead National Monument of America

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This national monument was in the grassland of Nebraska. We just went to the visitor center. It was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Spencer, Massachusetts
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Excellent homestead information

Visited 10/25/18. There is a fine museum of homestead farming tools from back in the late 1800's... read more

Reviewed November 15, 2018
Bellvue, Colorado
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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 1 week ago via mobile

This national monument was in the grassland of Nebraska. We just went to the visitor center. It was an educational tour for us. Post- Civil War era. We learned about homesteaders of the past. We did also view the Palmer-Epard Cabin and school that some...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank barbmc93
Reviewed November 15, 2018

Visited 10/25/18. There is a fine museum of homestead farming tools from back in the late 1800's along with early and late day homesteading information. The visitors centers both have excellent book stores and multiple displays. There is a film you should watch which is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Poudre1
Reviewed September 22, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RobertW2h483MD
Reviewed August 27, 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank wx4rmk
Reviewed August 18, 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Karen T
Reviewed August 16, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank pitterpat000
Reviewed August 16, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pamela K
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Laura984
Reviewed July 31, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank margie1928
Reviewed July 15, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Bruce H
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Beth K
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Response from Bruce H | Reviewed this property |
I would allow at least 2 hours to see the exhibits indoors and out