Homestead National Monument of America is proud to have on display, a collection of horse drawn vehicles like those used by early homesteaders. Many homesteaders moved across the United States in horse-drawn vehicles. Even for people will little horse experience, a horse and buggy was relatively easy to manage. Until the 20th century, horse and buggies could be seen everywhere from rural communities to the inner city.
This exhibition, featuring buggies and other horse drawn vehicles, is on loan from buggy enthusiast Dean Thornburg. It can be seen in the monument’s Education Center building now through March, 2012. There is no entrance fee.
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Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit http://www.nps.gov/home/index.htm.