Arbor Lodge State Historical Park

2600 Arbor Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410




  • Forest

  • Auto

  • Party Room

  • Antiques

  • National

  • Aviation

  • Farm

  • Camping

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Canoeing

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 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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