Kansas History Museum & Library
Kansas State Historical Society

 6425 SW Sixth Avenue
Topeka KS 66615
(785) 272-8681

closed Mondays and state holidays
Admission $8 adults, $6 students

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Kansas History Museum and Library in Topeka, Kansas
Forts and Trails Exhibit at the Kansas History Museum
Forts and Trails Exhibit

The Kansas Museum of History in Topeka, Kansas features areas devoted to Native American History, the settling of Kansas, the battles over Kansas statehood, Civil War, African American History, and more recent developments. Exhibits include a fully stocked covered wagon ready for a trip on the Oregon Trail, a 1950s diner made by the Valentine Industries, a Biplane built in 1914 by A.K. Longren, and weapons. Kansas has been the home or original location of many restaurant chains from White Castle to the Harvey House chain to Applebee's, and the related exhibits are popular.

The main gallery also displays a Cheyenne tipi, a stocked covered wagon ready for a trip on the Oregon Trail, an 1880 Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railroad locomotive and six flags from the First and Second Kansas Colored Infantries..

The Kansas Museum of History hours are 9 AM - 5 PM on Tuesday - Saturday, and 1 - 5 PM Sunday. Admission is $8 adults, and $6 students. Plan to spend at least 2 hours visiting the main gallery and temporary displays.

The Center for Historical Research collections contain more than 12 miles of printed materials & Kansas government archives, 25,000 maps, approximately 500,000 photographs, and more than 50,000 reels of microfilm. The library is open 9 AM - 4 PM on Tuesday - Saturday, except state holidays. Researchers can request material from the stacks until 4PM.

Locomotive in the Kansas Museum of History.
1880 Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad locomotive and cars

Potawatomie Baptist Manual Labor Training School
Potawatomie Baptist Manual Labor Training School - active 1850-1862

Center for Historical Research - Kansas State Historical Society
Center for Historical Research

Valentine diner.
1950s diner made by Valentine Industries


"Admit Me Free Flag" from 1856, tombstone of antislavery supporter David Buffum who was killed by
the Kickapoo Rangers, cannon used to attack antislavery Lawrence in 1856

Kansas Museum of History gift shop.
The Kansas Museum of History gift shop includes Kansas gifts, foods, art and crafts

Kansas Museum of History


Kansas Museum of History Map - Topeka, Kansas
Kansas Museum of History Map

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