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Nicodemus National Historic Site

304 Washington Ave, Nicodemus, KS 67625-3015
+1 785-839-4233
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An interesting place to visit in west central Kansas.

Located on Highway 24: don't drive too fast or you might miss it! It is on the south side of the... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Greg B
Topeka, Kansas

We enjoyed our visit to this National Historic Site in rural Kansas. The Ranger at the visitor... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
Delta, Utah
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The National Park Service has a temporary Visitor Center in the Nicodemus Township Hall located south of the Roadside Park off Highway The Visitor Center has exhibits, an audio-visual program, and a bookstore. Also, don't forget to stamp your Passport while you're there! The Visitor Center is the only one of the five historic buildings fully accessible to the public, but the foyer of the AME Church has been opened to allow visitors to view the interior. If you would like to explore the town on foot, a walking tour brochure is available. Want to know more about Nicodemus? Make an appointment to visit our research library located at 510 Washington Avenue.
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304 Washington Ave, Nicodemus, KS 67625-3015
+1 785-839-4233
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Located on Highway 24: don't drive too fast or you might miss it! It is on the south side of the highway, and right next to a rest area. This is a community that was created after the Civil War by former slaves.There is a...More

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this National Historic Site in rural Kansas. The Ranger at the visitor center was very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. We enjoyed the short video at the visitors center before walking around town to see some of the buildings in the...More

Thank Chandlerk7
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This site has so much historical significance and tradition! It is a National Historic Site. Hopefully more rennovation will take place so that even more of its significance can be recognized and remembered.

Thank Duane L
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

There is a lot of walking. It is so totally worth it to learn about the first black settles from one of their ancestors. The last week of July is the time to go. They have an emancipation celebration. The old buildings are in the...More

Thank Charlotte W
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I stood there listening to the caretaker of this historical monument tell his story of visiting Nicodemus while in the military and then coming back years later to marry the girl he met there. While on leave at Hays, Kansas he was a victim of...More

Thank Pfitzgerald1946
Reviewed 5 August 2016

I've been to a lot of National Historic Sites in my lifetime and Nicodemus holds a special place in my heart. This is all thanks to yet another wonderful National Park Ranger employee, Phyllis. My friend and I were going to be about 10 minutes...More

Thank Lia D
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We were visiting family in the area and needed a break from family. Our expectations were not very high when we went. Not only did it exceed our expectations, it blew us away. For a small town almost in the middle of nowhere it offers...More

Thank Senioronabudget
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Kansas does not have the same number of National Park Service locations as many other states enjoy. My family plans to visit all that are available. Toward that end, we made the drive to Nicodemus one Saturday afternoon. The town was settled by former slaves...More

Thank KansasTraveler156
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Visited in August 2015. I nice stopover. Fascinating to learn the history, culture and stories. Park rangers were insightful and helpful.

Thank Jerry G
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

The entire town is a landmark! The history, the stories, the awesome history. This is a hidden treasure. Wow!

Thank CSIJWyman
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