The park is open year round (picnicking, elk viewing, nature trail & pioneer cemetery). The museum buildings will be open on Friday 10-4, Memorial Day thru September (or by chance). Tours may be arranged by appointment. Tours are $3.00 per person. You may make lunch/dessert arrangements for $5.00 per person.
Nathaniel Hamline Brochure
Audubon County Home Historic District on the National Historic Registry
Our old County Home was built in 1890 for indigent persons of the county. In the 1970s the ACHS acquired the house (and other buildings) to create a museum. The facility is collectively called Nathaniel Hamlin Park.
Early members of the historical society created a wonderful museum that tells the story of settlement of the area from 1850 to the present.
The 2-story brick home has its original floor plan and 1800 sq.ft. of display space including: large kitchen & pantry, Victorian parlor, and bedrooms. Other room displays: quilt & sewing, military, children's play room, schools, churches, collections (beauty shop), hats & clothing, and the "Audubon" Room -- a collection of birds and animals.The park includes: one room schoolhouse, barns and antique farm machinery. That's not all -- the 10-acre park has live elk & windmill displays, and many picnic tables. Come and spend the day!
Location: 1.5 miles south of Audubon, at Nathaniel Hamlin Park.
To arrange a group tour call 712-563-2742