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Civil War

Discover the events that gripped the nation before and during the Civil War.

Kansas Museum of History - Hear the sounds of battle reverberate through exhibits on this tumultuous era.

Constitution Hall State Historic Site - Witness the hotly debated issue of slavery in Kansas.

First Territorial Capitol State Historic Site - Step back in time to a place where proslavery forces tried to guide the fate of Kansas Territory.

Goodnow House State Historic Site - Glimpse the life of Isaac Goodnow, a leader in the Free-State movement.

John Brown Museum State Historic Site - Enter the cabin where John Brown earned the name "Osawatomie Brown" fighting for the Free-State cause.

Marais des Cygnes Massacre State Historic Site - Visit this now-peaceful setting that once was the scene of a tragic event that shocked the nation.

Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site - Experience one of the largest cavalry engagements of the Civil War.

Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site - Imagine the sights and sounds of the Union soldiers camped on these grounds.