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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


Kansas Historical Society members free Adult Special* Children (2-17)
Kansas Museum of History and Discovery Place $10 $9 $5
Kansas Museum of History - tour self-guided group, 10 or more, with prior notice $9   $3
Kansas Museum of History - tour guided group, 10 or more, with prior notice $12   $6

*Special - Seniors 65+, active military, college students with ID

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Blue Star Museums

Participating in Blue Star Museums, presented by National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families, to offer free admission to active military, guard, and reserve personnel and up to five family members from May 18, 2019, to September 2, 2019

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Go behind-the-scenes at the Kansas Historical Society and explore the vast collections! Our curator-led tours include the museum, archives, and archeology collections. Learn why we collect and how we preserve tens of thousands of artifacts, documents, photographs, and excavated pieces from our past. The 1.5 hour walking tour is for adults and children 10 and older. Advanced ticket purchase is requested but tickets can be purchase at the door the day of the event. Cost: $4 for Kansas Historical Society members, $15 for general public. Tours will be offered April 7, June 29, July 28, September 14, and November 17, 2019. Purchase tickets online


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 $

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

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