Fort McPherson National Cemetary

Nebraska’s oldest National Cemetery

Nebraska’s only National Cemetery, Fort McPherson is the final resting place of veterans of the Spanish American War, Indian Wars, World Wars I and II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf War and Iraq. 

Four Medal of Honor recipients rest here, three of whom served during the Indian Wars and one who served in Vietnam. 

Established in 1863, the original fort provided protection for the westward trails and the building of the railroad.  On March 3, 1873, the Fort McPherson National Cemetery was established, and the remains resting in 23 frontier forts were reinterred here.

Hours:  Daily sunrise to sunset
Self-guided tour book available at the CVB Office or by clicking on this link: Self Guided Tour
Location:  12004 S. Spur 56A – Maxwell, NE  69151
308-582-4433


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