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Arbor Lodge State Historical Park

2600 Arbor Avenue

This beautiful estate in Nebraska City was home to J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day. From its beginning in 1855 as a four-room frame house, the magnificent mansion grew to 52 rooms through several remodelings. Authentic furnishings grace the rooms, and displays capture the life and times of this exceptional man.


Bryce Caster

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
This incredible home-turned museum was once owned by the Morton family who not only started a salt empire, but also created the holiday of Arbor Day! It's stunningly beautiful. The self-guided tour takes about 30 minutes. Also make sure to spend some time wandering the grounds to see all the pretty trees.

Dean Hohn

Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Quiet and tranquil, at the right times!! A great place to explore Nebraska history, and get a good look at some of the states oldest trees. A mansion in the middle of nowhere, well worth the visit!

Justin Van Nostrand

Friday, April 20, 2018
Beautiful place for all sorts of activities. Go on a walk around the loop, check out the playground and the awesome whispering bench, and check out the mansion. The tour is really great and totally worth it if you've never gone. Make sure to also check out the free carriage house.

Richard Westling

Monday, April 23, 2018
We were there for a Boy Scout campout. Maybe once a year they allow Scouts to camp there. We then did service projects for Arbor Lodge. We also went to the tree adventure across the street. The scouts enjoyed the various activity areas. I enjoyed the canopy tower. We watched several birds: Blue birds, nuthatchs and downy woodpeckers.

Karol King

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
What a great historic place to visit! The inside is well maintained, although the outside of the home and the grounds don't appear to be maintained as well. Hopefully this will be remedied before real deterioration takes place.

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