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Kansas Historical Society - Hours and directions

Our business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Appointments are recommended but walk-ins are welcome during this time. Masks are recommended but not required. Our safety procedures include frequent cleaning, plexiglass shields at check-in points, and physical distancing. The Covid-19 vaccination clinic is not available at this location. Please contact the Kansas Department of Health & Environment at 866-534-3463.


Kansas Museum of History

Major changes are coming to the Kansas Museum of History. It is time to say goodbye to the past. The Museum will be closing for major renovations effective September 4, 2022. From August 17 to September 3 admission will be free. Open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday; Museum Store: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. The Museum Store and Discovery Place are not available at this time. 785-272-8681, ext. 415.

Kansas State Capitol Visitor Center

Open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday; Capitol Store: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday. 785-296-3966

Historic tours and self-guided tours are available. Dome tours resume June 1, 2022.

State Archives

The State Archives are open 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday - Friday, and 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. the last Saturday of the month. Appointments recommended, contact Lauren Gray, lauren.gray@ks.gov; 785-272-8681, ext. 284.

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