Three miles of easily accessible trails throughout Homestead National Monument of America will take you through tallgrass prairie, bur oak woodland, along Cub Creek, and to the Freeman School.

Outdoor exhibits along the trails share stories of the cultural and natural history of the area. Stand above the tallgrass prairie at the Prairie Plaza to see and feel the oceans of prairie that once stretched across vast swaths of the Great Plains.

The T-shaped block shown on the map below shows the boundaries of the Daniel Freeman Homestead Claim.

Freeman is credited with being the first to claim a homestead under the Homestead Act of 1862.

Outdoor exhibits along the trails mark several significant historic sites, such as the original Freeman homestead cabin, the Freeman graves, and the site of a squatter’s cabin.

Do you have mobility issues? Ask about the trail accessible wheelchair.