Willa Cather Childhood Home & Historic Sites

413 N. Webster St.
Red Cloud, NE 68970

Visiting the historic sites preserved and maintained by the National Willa Cather Center is an immersive experience in the places inspired by the life and writing of Willa Cather. A variety of guided tours and activities available for individuals, students, and groups. Visitors can tour seven recently restored sites including the Willa Cather Childhood Home (a National Historic Landmark), Burlington Depot, Grace Episcopal Church, St. Juliana Falconieri Catholic Church, Farmers and Merchants Bank, J.L. Miner House, and the Red Cloud Opera House. A guided Country Tour offers more locations tucked away on Webster County back roads, including the Pavelka Farmstead and other Cather-related sites (advance reservation required).

Contact Nick Powers, Visitor Services Coordinator, at 402-746-2653 or [email protected], for more information or to develop an itinerary for your group or bus tour. 

Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. 

Facility Amenities
  • Gift Shop
  • Tours Available
Group Amenities
  • Group Friendly
  • Group Rates Available
  • Group Reservation Required
Parking Amenities
  • Bus / Motorcoach Parking
  • Parking Lot on Site
General Amenities
  • Family Friendly
  • Guided Childhood Home Tour (Adult): $10.00
  • Guided Childhood Home Tour (Students: K-12): $5.00
  • Guided Town Tour (Adult): $25.00
  • Guided Town Tour (Students: K-12): $10.00
  • Guided Country Tour (Adult): $50.00
  • Guided Country Tour (Students: K-12): $20.00
  • Guided Prairie Tour (Adult): $20.00
  • Guided Prairie Tour (Students: K-12): $10.00
  • ALL TOURS: Children 5 & Under FREE: $0.00
  • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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407 N. Webster St. , Red Cloud, NE, 68970