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We invite you to visit the Kansas Museum of History and discover more about the state's rich past.

Visitors six and older are required to wear masks in the Kansas Museum of History. Some medical exemptions apply.

Kansas Museum of History: Open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday; Museum Store: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. The Discovery Place will not be available at this time.


Kansas Historical Society members free Adult Special* Children (2-17)
Kansas Museum of History $10 $9 $5
Kansas Museum of History - tour self-guided group, 10 or more, with prior notice $9   $3
Kansas Museum of History - tour guided group, 10 or more, with prior notice $12   $6

*Special - Seniors 65+, active military, college students with ID

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Public transportation

  • Purple routes through Topeka Metro
  • Exit bus at Social Security Office on Topeka Metro Route 6 only on Outbound (Westbound) run
  • Requires walking and service is limited
  • For live bus locations visit Topeka Metro or download the Double Map Bus Tracker app on your mobile device

1880s steam locomotive, Kansas Museum of History, TopekaGuides and maps


Nature trail


  • Free parking and picnic areas
  • Playground
  • ADA accessible. Please notify us prior to your visit if you or a member of your party requires accommodation for special needs or disabilities.
  • Wheelchairs/strollers available
  • Discovery Place hands-on gallery $

Museum Store

  • Shop during visiting hours
  • Wide selection of Kansas gifts and books

History of site

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