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The Ferguson House


The Ferguson House in downtown Lincoln was constructed as a private residence by William Henry and Myrtle Ferguson between 1909 and 1911. It is one of the finest examples of Second Renaissance Revival architecture in the area and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Owned by the State of Nebraska since 1961, the Ferguson House has had many uses over the years. Today, the Nebraska Environmental Trust is the latest occupant of the historic property. Locating the Trust office at the house allows for the protection and renovation of the property for generations to come.

The offices of Nebraska Environmental Trust staff are located on the second floor. The first floor living and dining rooms are available to rent for meetings or events. The Trust is committed to renovating the property to improve handicap accessibility and increase energy efficiency.

Regular tours of the Ferguson House are not provided to the public because this is a working office building. If you rent the first floor for a private event, one of our docents will provide a tour of the house with your rental. If you are interested in volunteering as a docent at the Ferguson House, please complete the volunteer application and send it to Allison La Duke at

We do host an annual Holiday open house on a Sunday in early December, the same day as the Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Capitol, when the public can tour through the entire house. People can look on the first floor of the Ferguson House, during regular office hours, but ONLY if we do not have a private event scheduled. Please call 402-471-5417 before visiting. The outside grounds are open to the public at any time and visitors are able to walk all the way around the house and carriage house to admire the architecture.

To know more about the Ferguson House, call: 402-471-5417 or click on: