Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
201 S. 7th St., Fort Calhoun, NE 68023
Fort Atkinson State Historical Park includes reconstructed barracks, an armorer’s shop and a council house in Fort Calhoun. The first army outpost west of the Missouri, Fort Atkinson is considered the first “town” in Nebraska. Historical records indicate that soldiers, trappers and frontier families occupied the area starting in 1819. Living history demonstrations take place on weekends throughout the summer and fall months.