This Is The Oldest Building You Can Possibly Visit In Nebraska And Its History Will Fascinate You

Nebraska, like most other states in this region, was settled by European pioneers from east to west, meaning that our oldest settlements are located along the eastern edge of the state. The oldest continuously inhabited town is Bellevue, located just south of Omaha, and the oldest surviving building in the state is located there as well.

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The interior of the home is maintained as it would have looked generations ago, and the Sarpy County Historical Society gives tours by appointment. You can see a video of the cabin, including some interior shots, here.

Read more about the cabin and get contact information to set up a tour on the Sarpy County Museum’s website. When you visit the cabin, take a good look at the hackberry tree out front; it’s said to be one of the largest of its kind in the entire country.

Bellevue is also home to the state’s oldest church – take a look at it and 19 more of Nebraska’s most beautiful churches in this article from the archives.