Kaw Mission - Plan your visit
Kaw Mission tells the story about the place where 30 Kaw boys lived and attended school from 1851 to 1854. The Kaw (or Kansa) gave our state its name. They lived here along the Santa Fe Trail for less than 30 years before the U.S. government removed them to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). Learn more about these people and the Santa Fe Trail.
- 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- April - September 5: Wednesday - Saturday
- September 11 - October 31: Friday - Saturday
- Closed holidays
- $3 adults; $1 students; Kansas Historical Foundation members and children five and younger admitted free
- Portions ADA accessible. Please notify us prior to your visit if you or a member of your party requires accommodation for special needs or disabilities.
- For groups of more than 10, we request two weeks prior notice
- Find more about tours: American Indian Homes in Kansas
- Finds gifts and souvenirs related to Kaw Mission at the Museum Store
- Became a state site in 1951
- In Kansapedia
- In Kansas Memory
- National Register nomination, listed in 1971