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Nicodemus National Historic Site


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Nicodemus National Historic Site The Nicodemus National Historic Site preserves, protects and interprets the only remaining western town established by African Americans during the Reconstruction Period following the Civil War.

At the Visitor Center located inside the Nicodemus Township Hall, south of the Roadside Park, off Highway 24, you can view exhibits and learn about the history of Nicodemus and Blacks in the West.

Walking Tours are available to view the five historic buildings, part of a living community. The five historic buildings are physical expressions of the pillars of the African-American community - church, self-government, education, home, and business.


Admission: Free Admission
Hours: Although hours vary depending upon staff availability, we strive to keep the Visitor Center open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily throughout the year
Address: Hwy 24, 19 miles W of Stockton, KS
Phone: 785-839-4233
Our Website:www.nps.gov/nico
The Visitor Center is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. Please contact us prior to your visit to confirm Visitor Center operational hours to ensure that you will not be disappointed.

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First Baptist Church

Several structures in succession, all at the same location, housed the congregation of the First Baptist Church from its founding in 1877

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Nicodemus National Historic Site

The Nicodemus National Historic Site preserves, protects and interprets the only remaining western town established by African Americans during the Reconstruction Period following the Civil War. At the Visitor Center

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NSD #1 Schoolhouse

Nicodemus was the first community in Graham County, Kansas, to establish a school district and school. The existing school building was constructed in 1918

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St. Francis Hotel

The St. Francis Hotel is a significant example of the businesses in Nicodemus during its era of great prosperity. Built in 1881

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Township Hall

Construction for the Township Hall started in 1934 as a Works Progress Administration Project (WPA) with completion and dedication in 1939

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