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Kansas Museum of History, Topeka

We invite you to visit the Kansas Museum of History and discover more about the state's rich past.


  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday
  • 1 - 5 p.m. Sunday
  • Closed holidays


Admission for tour groups (10 or more)

  • Guided tour, student $4
  • Self-guided tour, student $2
  • Rural School Days (four-hour program, does not include museum admission) $5
  • Rural School Days (one-hour program, does not include museum admission) $2
  • Behind the scenes tour $15
  • Guided tour, adult group $8
  • Self-guided tour, adult group $7
  • Find more about Museum tours


Public transportation

  • Purple routes through Topeka Transit
  • Via #5 West 6th or #7 Huntoon, Social Security stop
  • Requires walking and service is limited

1880s steam locomotive, Kansas Museum of History, TopekaGuides and maps


Nature trail


  • Free parking and picnic areas
  • Playground
  • ADA accessible. Please notify us prior to your visit if you or a member of your party requires accommodation for special needs or disabilities.
  • Wheelchairs/strollers available
  • Discovery Place hands-on gallery $
    Hours: 1 - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday - Sunday; open mornings by appointment

Museum Store

  • Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday, 1 - 5 p.m. Sunday
  • Shop during visiting hours
  • Wide selection of Kansas gifts and books

History of site

Local travel links

Topeka Visitor Information

Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area

Upcoming Events


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