Arbor Lodge State Historical Park

2600 Arbor Ave.
Nebraska City, NE 68410- Map It
Phone: (402) 873-7222

AAA Editor Notes

Arbor Lodge State Historical Park is at 2600 Arbor Ave. This was the home of J. Sterling Morton, secretary of agriculture under President Grover Cleveland and founder of Arbor Day. After Morton's death in 1902, his son Joy Morton of Morton Salt fame completed the last of four renovations. The original four-room frame house is now a 52-room, neo-Colonial mansion. On the 72-acre grounds are a formal Italian garden and an arboretum.
Gardens free. Mansion $8; $6 (ages 3-12).
Hours: Park open daily 8-dusk (weather permitting). Mansion Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 10-6, mid-Sept. to late Oct.; Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 11-5, early Apr. to mid-Sept.; Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-5, Nov.-Dec. Phone ahead to confirm schedule. Allow 3 hours minimum.