Arbor Lodge State Historical Park

2600 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410




  • National

  • Aviation

  • Party Room

  • Forest

  • Auto

  • Antiques

  • Camping

  • Farm

  • Canoeing

  • Free Wi-Fi

About This Destination

Step back in time and be inspired for tomorrow at Arbor Lodge State Historical Park in Nebraska City, Nebraska. Once the original estate of J. Sterling Morton -- the founder of Arbor Day in 1872, today the property is available for guests and visitors to appreciate his vision for trees.

Explore the showpiece of Arbor Lodge -- the 52-room neocolonial mansion, filled with mementos and artifacts from the notable Morton Family. Enjoy 200+ varieties of lilacs from around the globe, find vintage cars and wagons in the Carriage House and Tack Room, enjoy a picnic on the scenic grounds, and try out the Whispering Bench in Monument Square.

A park entry permit is not required. Mansion admission: $8 adults, $6 youth (ages 3-12), ages 2 and under free. Handicap accessible.

Arbor Lodge is owned by Nebraska Game & Parks Commission, and managed by the Arbor Day Foundation.



11:00 am - 4:00 pm


11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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