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Nicodemus National Historic Site

Contact Info
304 Washington Avenue
Nicodemus, KS 67625-3015

Historical Site,
National Park


An all Black town settled by former slaves fleeing the south in 1877 after the Reconstruction Period had ended following the Civil War is located in the Northwest corner of Kansas. This living community is the only remaining all Black town west of the Mississippi River that was settled in the 1800s on the western plains by former slaves.

Hours + Fees


The Park is open daily from 8:30am to 5:00pm CST except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
There are rare occasions where we may be unexpectedly closed due to severe weather or other reasons (we have limited staff). You may want to call ahead to confirm that we are open the day you plan to visit. Please phone 785-839-4233.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

From Hays
Take Highway 183 north to Stockton. From Stockton, take Highway 24 west to Nicodemus. Nicodemus is located 19 miles west of Stockton.

From Denver
Take I-70 east to WaKeeney. From WaKeeney, take Highway 283 north to Hill City. At the traffic light, turn right onto Highway 24. Nicodemus is 13 miles east of Hill City.

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