Homestead National Monument of America Freeman One-Room Schoolhouse credits Homestead National Monument of America An original one-room schoolhouse, the Freeman School preserves educational history and allows for visitors of all ages to walk into history.
Homestead National Monument of America Palmer-Epard Homestead Cabin credits Homestead National Monument of America The historic homestead cabin that can be found on the America the Beautiful Homestead Quarter, this cabin has been preserved in its original condition for visitors to enter and see the inside of a historic structure.
Homestead National Monument of America Grounds credits Mel Mann The oldest restored tallgrass prairie in the NPS spans to the Heritage Center.
Homestead National Monument of America The Palmer Epard Cabin and the Heritage Center credits NPS Photo/Hunter Hendricks The Palmer Epard Cabin and Heritage Center at Sunset
Homestead National Monument of America Grounds credits The overlook from the picnic area at the Heritage Center showcases the beauty of the tallgrass prairie in late summer.
Homestead National Monument of America Homestead Education Center credits Homestead National Monument of America The Homestead Education Center holds historic farm implements from the vast archives and collections of the Monument.
The Homestead Act of 1862 transformed the world. Millions were invited to file claims including, families, immigrants, single women, and freed slaves. Over 10 percent of the United States was homesteaded! The land, long inhabited by American Indian cultures, changed forever. Homesteaders created settlements and farms, drove industrial advancement, and built our nation chasing the American Dream.
Homestead National Monument of America is located near Beatrice
The park is 4 miles west of Beatrice on State Highway 4. From the U.S. 77 and U.S. 136 intersection in downtown Beatrice take U.S. 136 approximately 1.2 miles west. Turn right onto Nebraska Highway 4 and follow the signs.After the road has curved west and you have traveled 4 miles, you will enter Homestead National Monument and see signs for the different buildings at the park.