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Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum


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Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum A distinctive local landmark, Wichita's 1892 City Hall building is home to the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Known as the "Palace of the Plains," the building is one of the city's architectural jewels. Its beautifully appointed interior, featuring fine woodwork, decorative painting, and leaded glass, provides a perfect setting for your visit back in time.

The Museum's four floors of exhibits include:

  • Wichita: The Magic City, the fascinating story of Wichita's early years, from the buffalo-hunting days of the 1860s to the dawn of the air age in 1911.
  • A Wichita Cottage, a recreated Victorian Home
  • The Jones Six, a rare automobile built in Wichita in 1917
  • An orginal marble soda fountain from a 1910 Kansas pharmacy

Get a glimpse into the life of a century ago through a marvelous collection of period furniture, decorative arts, dolls and toys, fashions and other artifacts.


Admission: $5.00 for Adults; $2.00 for Children (Ages 6-12); Under Age 6 are Free
Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays and Holidays
Address: 204 South Main
Phone: 316-265-9314
Fax: 316-265-9319
Our Email: wschm@wichitahistory.org
Our Website:www.wichitahistory.org/
Parking is available in a multi-story parking garage behind the Museum as well as in two metered parking lots across Main Street.

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