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Enjoy a tour of our Victorian country home

Built in 1869, the ten-room Gothic style Wildwood House brings to life the Victorian era in Nebraska. The house reflects the faded elegance of the lifestyle of Jasper & Ellen Ware and their family who lived here “amidst the wild wood” in western Nebraska City. Guests to Wildwood house are offered a unique glimpse into everyday life in a “well-to-do” home. Step back in time as you are guided through the house by experienced and knowledgeable docents clad in Victorian attire.

Your tour begins with a knock on our door

We are open seven days a week during our regular season which runs from late April through October and weekends in November. We happily welcome groups large and small. Parties of up to 30 can be comfortably accommodated and handled with ease. Contact the Center to make reservations for groups of more than 10. Group tour requests may be made for evening or out-of-season appointments as well.


This year Wildwood Historic Center celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the Jasper & Ellen Ware home.
Special ‘Wildwood 150’ events will be held throughout the year, beginning with Arbor Day on April 26 and continuing through November.
Follow us on social media for event announcements and updates.


The Center will re-open for the season on April 26, 2019

Monday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Victorian Garden & Gift Shop:


Wildwood House:
Adults: $5.00
Children (12 & under): $2.00
Residents of zip code “68410”: FREE

(Free resident admission is made possible by Nebraska City Community Growth Fund)