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Thomas P. Kennard House Nebraska Statehood Memorial

Photograph of Thomas P. Kennard House [L741-11]

Imagine starting a city from scratch!

Dedicated as the Nebraska Statehood Memorial in 1968, the Kennard House is the oldest standing structure in Lincoln's original plat. At the 1869 italianate home of Nebraska's first Secretary of State, Thomas P. Kennard, you will learn about the excitement of creating a new state capital, and see the formality of Victorian lifestyles. The oldest residence in Lincoln has been restored to the 1870s with tours available year round.


By appointment only, Monday - Friday


1627 "H" Street,
Lincoln, NE

Map to the Statehood Memorial

More Information on the Thomas P. Kennard House, Nebraska Statehood Memorial

Brochure (pdf)


$3 for adults; children 18 and under and school groups are free
Admission fees are waived for NSHS members.

Days/events admission is waived
        • Victorian Holidays Past, Sunday afternoon in December (same afternoon as tree-
             lighting ceremony at the Capitol)
        • Blue Star program for active military families

Group Tours:

Tours are available year round.
Group rates available.
Please call ahead to make reservations.

Mailing address:

Thomas P. Kennard House
PO Box 82554
Lincoln, NE 68501-2554




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