Historic Steele City

Various locations throughout town, Steele City, NE 68440






(402) 729-5131


  • Historic

  • Architecture

  • Scenic Drive

  • Museums

About This Destination

Platted in 1873, Steele City was named in honor of D.M. Steele, then President of the St. Joe & Western Railway. In its heyday, Steele City was a bustling and prosperous railroad town. This history has been preserved in four sites owned and maintained by the Jefferson County Historical Society.

Explore a working blacksmith shop, circa 1902 livery barn built of native stone, limestone Baptist church built in 1882, and the Exchange Bank museum. These sites are open to the public during Living History weekends held the first weekend of May and July, and the third weekend in September. Special and Group tours by appointment.

While in town, don't forget to stop by the Salty Dog Saloon for good eats and cold drinks!