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

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. Visitors six and older are required to wear masks in state office buildings, which includes the Kansas Museum of History, State Archives, and our State Historic Sites. Some medical exemptions apply.

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

For questions about the Covid-19 vaccination clinic, please contact the Kansas Department of Health & Environment at 866-534-3463.


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. 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

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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