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Warkentin House
The historic Warkentin House is the former home of Bernhard and Wilhelmina Warkentin, built in 1887. It is a splendid example of the Victorian period in American architecture and furnishings. As a museum, the house offers a glimpse into the way the Warkentins lived, since 80 percent of the original furnishings remain. The house is listed on the Kansas and National Registers of Historic Places.



211 E. 1st St.
Newton, KS 67114
(316) 283-3113

Hours of operation

((((2014 information)))) always call and confirm ----

April-May......Saturday-Sunday 1 pm-4:30 pm
June-Aug.....Tuesday-Sunday 1 pm-4:30 pm
Sept.-Dec....Saturday-Sunday 1 pm-4:30 pm

Admission

Adults........$4.00
Kids 5-12....$2.00
Under 5......free

The 16-room, 1887 Victorian home of Mennonite Bernhard Warkentin contains most of its original furnishings and features craftsmanship from around the world. Warkentin, a Russian immigrant, encouraged the 5,000 Russian Mennonites that he helped settle in Kansas from 1874-1884 to bring with them the hardy Turkey Red variety of wheat that thrived on the Kansas Plains. Tours of his elegant home are available. Call for seasonal hours


Hours: Open Sat.-Sun afternoons (Tues.-Sun. afternoons in summer). Closed Jan., Feb., and March except by appointment.
Address: 211 E. 1st St.
Phone: 316-283-3113

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