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Historic Ward-Meade Park Living Museum


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Historic Ward-Meade Park Living Museum History comes to life at Historic Ward-Meade Park as period dressed guides, including a "school marm," reenact prairie life circa 1900. Activities include tours of the buildings, and craft demonstrations. Victorian dinners served by women in period dress give your group a glimpse of what life was like at the turn-of-the-century.

An 1870 Victorian Mansion is the focal point of the park, with other attractions including a log cabin, train depot, one-room schoolhouse, stone barn, gift shop, grocery store and a new turn-of-the-century drug store, complete with a working soda fountain.

Over 2 1/2 acres of botanical gardens add to the splendor of the area.


Admission: Admission fees apply to guided tours only. Guided Tours: Adults $5; Seniors $4; Children (6-12) $2; 5 and under Free
Hours: Grounds are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Address: 124 NW Fillmore
Phone: 785-368-3888
Fax: 785-368-3890
Our Website:parks.snco.us/Facilities/Facility/Details/28
Groups should ask about the special Oregon Trail Prairie tour. Guided tours are seasonal.

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