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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.  

(308) 586-2581
9822 County Rd 75
Bayard, NE 69334

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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).

(308) 665-2919​
3200 West Highway 20
Crawford, NE 69339

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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.

(402)-887-4303​
N Street & Wylie Drive
Neligh, Ne 68756

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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.

(402)-471-4445
1627 H St
Lincoln, NE 68502

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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.

(308)-345-8484
706 Norris Ave
McCook, NE 69001

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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.

(402)-648-3388
306 W Elm St.
Bancroft, NE 68004

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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.

(866)-731-7304
241 N Cedar St.
Red Cloud, NE 68970

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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.

(402) 471-4754
131 Centennial Mall North
Lincoln, NE 68508

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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.

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Yearly memberships start at $32

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