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Kansas Historical Society - Hours and directions


Business Offices

Note: Repairs along the walkway to the Kansas Historical Society are currently underway. Please follow the signs from the parking lot as the entrance shifts during this construction phase. Thank you for your patience.

Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.  Appointments are recommended but walk-ins are welcome.

State Archives

The State Archives research room is open 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, and 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. the last Saturday of the month. The public is welcome. Appointments are recommended so materials can be pulled for viewing. Please contact Lauren Gray, lauren.gray@ks.gov; 785-272-8681, ext. 284.

Kansas Museum of History

The Kansas Museum of History is currently closed for major renovations.

Kansas State Capitol Visitor Center

The Kansas State Capitol Visitor Center is open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday; Capitol Store: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday. 785-296-3966. Historic tours, dome tours, and self-guided tours are available.

Kansas State Historic Sites

Find a listing of our State Historic Sites with hours, directions, contacts, locations, and map.

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Stay in touch

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