John G. Neihardt State Historic Site

306 W. Elm St.
Bancroft, NE 68004- Map It
Phone: (402) 648-3388

AAA Editor Notes

John G. Neihardt State Historic Site is at 306 W. Elm St. The center exhibits personal and professional memorabilia of Nebraska's poet laureate, who lived 1881-1973. A Sacred Hoop garden symbolizes Neihardt's interest in Native American customs and traditions. Two bronze statues depicting John G. Neihardt and Nicholas Black Elk, the Oglala Lakota holy man whose story was told in Neihardt’s book Black Elk Speaks, have a permanent home on the grounds. Also on the grounds is the Neihardt Study, which is restored and furnished in period.

Hours: Visitor center Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 1:30-5, Apr.-Sept.; Mon.-Fri. 9-5, rest of year. Phone ahead for holiday hours. Allow 1 hour minimum.