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Kansas Historical Society - Hours and directions

The regular hours for Kansas Historical Society facilities are listed below. Some sites are open seasonally, sites are closed on state holidays. See our calendar for special events and follow links for further information about planning your visit.

In west Topeka

Kansas Historical Society complex | driving directions
6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka
Offices only
Open: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Kansas Museum of History
Open: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday
1 - 5 p.m. Sunday

State Archives

Open: March - October: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday
November - February: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday

Discovery Place
Open: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday; 1 - 4:30 p.m. Sunday

In downtown Topeka

Kansas State Capitol | driving directions
Near 8th Avenue and Van Buren

Building hours
Open: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. 1 p.m. Saturday

Historic tour hours

Dome tour hours

State Historic Sites around the state

Constitution Hall State Historic Site, Lecompton | driving directions

Open: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday; 1 - 5 p.m. Sunday

Cottonwood Ranch State Historic Site, Studley | driving directions

Open: Year-round exterior self-guided tours: Dawn to dusk

Open: April 16 - October 10, 2020: Interior guided tours
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday - Saturday (closed noon - 1 p.m.)

Closed: October 11, 2020 - April 14, 2021: No interior tours

First Territorial Capitol State Historic Site, Fort Riley | driving directions

Open: April 4 - October 31, 2020: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday; 12 - 5 p.m. Sunday

Closed: November 1, 2020 - April 2, 2021

Fort Hays State Historic Site, Hays | driving directions

Open: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday

Goodnow House State Historic Site, Manhattan | driving directions

Open: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Friday; 2 - 5 p.m. Saturday - Sunday

Grinter Place State Historic Site, Kansas City | driving directions

Open: March 11 - October 10, 2020: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday

Closed: October 11, 2020 - March 9, 2021

Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site, near Hanover | driving directions

Open: March 11 - October 10, 2020: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Wednesday - Saturday

Closed: October 11, 2020 - March 9, 2021

Iowa and Sac & Fox State Historic Site, Highland | driving directions

Open: Year-round exterior self-guided walk-through site: Dawn to dusk

John Brown Museum State Historic Site, Osawatomie | driving directions

Open: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday
Note: Hours subject to change, please call to confirm

Kaw Mission State Historic Site, Council Grove | driving directions

Open: Only for special programs
Closed: During reinterpretation

Watch for information about reopening dates as part of the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail

Marais des Cygnes Massacre State Historic Site, near Pleasanton | driving directions

Open: Year-round exterior self-guided drive-through site: Dawn to dusk

Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield State Historic Site, near Pleasanton | driving directions

Open: Year-round exterior self-guided walk-through site: Dawn to dusk

Visitor center
Open: March 11 - October 10, 2020: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday

Closed: October 11, 2020 - March 9, 2021

Pawnee Indian Museum State Historic Site, near Republic | driving directions

Open: March 11 - October 10, 2020: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday

Closed: October 11, 2020 - March 9, 2021

Pawnee Rock State Historic Site, Pawnee Rock | driving directions

Open: Year-round exterior self-guided walk-through site: Dawn to dusk

Red Rocks State Historic Site, Emporia | driving directions

Open: April 2 - October 31, 2020: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday - Saturday
Open for special events throughout winter

Closed: November 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021

Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site, Fairway | driving directions

Open: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday