Homestead National Monument Of America Travel Guide

  • Freeman Schoolhouse
    Freeman Schoolhouse
    by Basaic
  • Education Center
    Education Center
    by Basaic
  • Heritage Center
    Heritage Center
    by Basaic

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    by Basaic Written Oct 22, 2013

    Favorite thing: Homestead National Monument was established to commemorate the Homestead Act that opened the way for free land and the expansion west. It is located in Nebraska because it is believed the homestead on this spot, applied for by Daniel Freeman, was one of the first, and possibly THE first homestead granted under the Homestead Act.

    The visitor's center has some interesting display and informative signs about the homestead and the Homestead Act and there is an Education Center with an extensive collection of information about the homesteads and the people who attempted this method of earning land.

    A small town grew around the area of the Freeman Homestead. In order to educate the growing population of area children the Homestead School was built.

    There are some hiking trails to see some of the sights but this park is much more about history than sports and recreation.

    Fondest memory: The informative displays about the homesteads and the Homestead Act and the Schoolhouse.

    Visitors Center and Heritage Center Education Center Freeman School/Homestead School Palmer Epard Cabin Trail
    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Historical Travel
    • National/State Park

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