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Kansas Museum of History "You're living history" when you visit the Kansas History Center. An 1880 Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway locomotive, full-sized Cheyenne tipi, Wichita grass lodge, covered wagon, and log house are just a few of the many features in the Main Gallery at the Museum of History.

From the prehistoric period through Bleeding Kansas, and the Civil War to the recent past, the museum offers more than 22,000 square feet of exhibits and interactive displays on the history of Kansas.

The Kansas History Center also features the new Center for Historical Research, offering access to an extensive collection of books, periodicals, manuscripts, records, newspapers, photographs, and microfilm.


Admission: Adult $8; Senior citizen (65 and older) $7; Military $7; Student (pre-K through college with ID) $6; Children five and under free with family
Hours: Hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.
Address: 6425 SW 6th Avenue
Phone: 785-272-8681
Fax: 785-272-8682
Our Website:www.kshs.org/museum
Open daily except New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

The Center for Historical Research is open 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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Kansas Museum of History

"You're living history" when you visit the Kansas History Center. An 1880 Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway locomotive, full-sized Cheyenne tipi, Wichita grass lodge, covered wagon, and log house are just a few of the many features in the Main Gallery at the Museum of History.

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