Visit History! Discover the real places and people of our past at these NSHS sites.
Chimney Rock National Historic Site
Feel the awe and curiosity the pioneers experienced when they saw the most famous landmark on the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails. Designated as a National Historic Site on August 9, 1956, Chimney Rock is maintained and operated by the Nebraska State Historical Society.
Fort Robinson History Center
Explore Fort Robinson's complex past with exhibits in the 1905 post headquarters building that traces a history that from guarding the Red Cloud Agency (1874-77) through the housing of World War II German POWs (1943-46).
3200 West Highway 20
Crawford, NE 69339
Neligh Mill State Historic Site
Sift through the story of milling in Nebraska and tour a mill with its original 1880s equipment still intact! The Neligh Mill is a surviving reminder of the grist mills that once dotted Nebraska's landscape.
N Street & Wylie Drive
Neligh, Ne 68756
Thomas P. Kennard State Historic Site
Built by Nebraska’s first secretary of state, the Kennard House is the oldest remaining building in Lincoln’s original plat. Victorian furnishings and exhibits interpret life in a new capital in a new state.
1627 H St
Lincoln, NE 68502
Senator George Norris State Historic Site
Norris spent over forty years in the U.S. Congress, fighting to make life better for common people. This humble house in McCook served as his home base from 1902 to 1944.
706 Norris Ave
McCook, NE 69001
John G. Neihardt State Historic Site
The Neihardt Center features exhibits and a library of works by and about Nebraska Poet Laureate John G. Neihardt. It is open daily, year-round and is open for group tours and special hours by appointment.
306 W Elm St.
Bancroft, NE 68004
Willa Cather State Historic Site
Experience the life, times, and work of Willa Cather, one of the most important American novelists of the first half of the twentieth century. For decades, her depictions of Nebraska prairie and farming communities caused her to be seen as a regional writer, but she has increasingly been identified as a canonical American writer. Visit Cather's childhood home, the Opera House she loved so much, and more.
241 N Cedar St.
Red Cloud, NE 68970
Nebraska History Museum
12,000 years of history! Many people and cultures have made Nebraska their home. Come see fascinating artifacts and hear amazing stories from our rich past.
131 Centennial Mall North
Lincoln, NE 68508
Nebraska Historical Marker Program
Our Historical Markers across the state highlight fascinating moments and places in our state's past, helping communities recognize the people, places, and events significant on the local, state, and national level.