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State Archives - Plan Your Visit

Find helpful information to plan your visit to the Kansas State Archives.


  • March - October: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday
    November - February: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday
    Closed state holidays, please check our calendar

  • No entrance fee

  • ADA accessible, ADA accessible parking in rear, wheelchairs available

  • You may find it helpful to browse our using the research room pages and guide to using the research room (PDF) before visiting.

Onsite maps

State Archives research room map (PDF)
Nature trail (PDF)
Kansas Historical Society headquarters
(Google maps)


School groups and organizations can schedule guided tours of the State Archives.

Bus transportation for USD 501 schools: The Topeka Metro System is offering free rides for classroom field trips along fixed-route buses for schools in USD 501 during the 2013-2014 school year.  This offer includes students, teachers and parents.

Upcoming events

Browse our events calendar

Nature trail

Enjoy four different loops on our Nature trail.  Open dawn to dusk.


  • Free parking and picnic areas
  • ADA accessible
  • Wheelchairs/strollers available
  • Snack bar
  • Discovery Place hands-on gallery


Shop our Museum Store during visiting hours for a wide selection of gifts and books.

Local travel links

Topeka Visitor Information

  • 6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka Printable map
  • Take exit 356/Wanamaker Road on I-70 in western Topeka (map at right). Turn north, enter the roundabout, and follow the signs directing you west for about 1 mile. We are surrounded by prairie and woodlands on 80 acres.
  • Public transportation is available through Topeka Transit via the #5 West 6th or #7 Huntoon purple routes, Social Security stop. NOTE: Requires walking and service is limited.

Upcoming Events


Driving directions