Visiting the historic sites preserved and maintained by the National Willa Cather Center is an immersive experience in the Red Cloud places inspired by the life and writing of Willa Cather. We offer a variety of guided tours and activities for individuals, students and groups. Visitors can tour seven restored buildings 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 notice is required).
Contact Rachel Olsen, Education Specialist, at 402-746-2653 or [email protected] to book your group tour. Bus tours can also be accommodated with prior arrangement.
Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.