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Kansas Historical Society - Hours

The regular hours for Kansas Historical Society facilities are listed below. Sites are closed on state holidays. See our calendar for special events and follow links for further information about planning your visit.

In Topeka:

Office hours

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Kansas Museum of History

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday
1 - 5 p.m. Sunday

State Archives

March - October:
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday
November - February:
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday

Discovery Place

1 - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Sunday

Kansas State Capitol

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
Scheduled tour hours

State historic sites:

Constitution Hall State Historic Site, Lecompton

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday
1 - 5 p.m. Sunday

Cottonwood Ranch State Historic Site, Studley

Exterior self-guided tours
Dawn to dusk
May - September
Interior guided tours
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday - Saturday (closed noon - 1 p.m.)

October - April
Exterior self-guided visit

First Territorial Capitol State Historic Site, Fort Riley

April - October
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday
12 - 5 p.m. Sunday

Fort Hays State Historic Site, Hays

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday

Goodnow House State Historic Site, Manhattan

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, subject to staff availability
2 - 5 p.m. Saturday - Sunday

Grinter Place State Historic Site, Kansas City

9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday - Saturday

Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site, Hanover

April - September
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday

Iowa and Sac & Fox State Historic Site, Highland

Self-guided walk-through site open dawn to dusk daily

John Brown Museum State Historic Site, Osawatomie

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday

Kaw Mission State Historic Site, Council Grove

9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday

Marais des Cygnes Massacre State Historic Site, near Trading Post

Self-guided walk-through site open dawn to dusk daily

Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site, near Pleasanton

Self-guided walk-through site open dawn to dusk daily

The visitor center is closed for the 2013 season.

April through October 2014
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday

Pawnee Indian Museum State Historic Site, near Republic

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday

Pawnee Rock State Historic Site, Pawnee Rock

Self-guided walk-through site open dawn to dusk daily

Red Rocks State Historic Site, Emporia

April through October
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday - Saturday
Open for special events throughout winter

Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site, Fairway

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday