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Kansas Historical Society - Reopening, hours, directions, health crisis

Visitors six and older are required to wear masks in state office buildings in counties with high or substantial transmission rates of COVID-19. This includes the Kansas Museum of History, State Archives, and most state historic sites. Some medical exemptions apply.

When you visit you can expect the following safety procedures: face coverings, frequent cleaning, plexiglass shields at check-in points, and physical distancing.


Kansas Museum of History

Open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday; Museum Store: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. The Discovery Place will not be available at this time.

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

Self-guided tours are available.

State Archives

The State Archives are open Wednesday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m and the last Saturday of the month 9 a.m. - 12 p.m by appointment. Restricted to six researchers at a time. To schedule an appointment, contact Lauren Gray, lauren.gray@ks.gov; 785-272-8681, ext. 284.

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