Museums & Historic Sites by County
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Throughout the Sunflower State are hundreds of museums and
historic sites, the
vast majority of which are run by local historic societies. In addition to these
many small museums and memorials, the Kansas Historical Society administers 16
state-owned historic sites, in addition to the sites in
these many sites you will find local history, as well as general information on
the State of
Kansas, westward expansion, Native Americans, and much more.
Topeka, Kansas vintage postcard.
Allen County Memorial Wall - A
tribute to the over 9000
veterans of Allen County. Located on the south side of the
square in Iola,Kansas.
The Funston House -
Major General Frederick Funston Boyhood Home constructed in
1860. Features original furnishings and items
related to the historical travels of
Old Allen County Jail
- Built in 1869 and in use until 1958, it is listed on the
National Register of Historic Places. Just north of the Iola
Humboldt Historical Museum - Includes five historic
buildings that exhibit artifacts and information about the
area. 2nd and Neosho St., Humboldt,
Civil War Tour
Civil War Tour is related to the 1861 Raid and
Burning of Humboldt by Confederates.
Anderson County Museum - Housed in the old
Longfellow School building, the museum features historical
artifacts, documents and photographs focused on the history
of early Anderson County,
Kansas. Located at 6th and Maple,
P. O. Box 183, Garnett,
The Harris House - Brick mansion was constructed of
handmade brick in 1888, operated by the Anderson County
Historical Society. Located at the corner of 4th Avenue and
Vine Street in Garnett,
Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum
Birthplace and childhood home of the world-famous aviatrix.
233 North Terrace Street,
Atchison County Historical Society Museum -
Situated in the restored
Santa Fe Depot, the museum features
impressive collection of guns, railroad memorabilia and
Amelia Earhart's personal effects.
200 S. Tenth St.,
P.O. Box 201, Atchison,
Atchison Rail Museum
- Outdoor collection of railroad cars and locomotives.
200 S. 10th St., Atchison, KS 66002, 913-367-2427.
The best way to see Atchison and
learn about its rich history is aboard the Atchison Trolley,
which provides narrated tours.
Depot, 200 S. 10th St.,
Kansas 66002, 913-367-2427
C. Cray Historical Home Museum -
1881 Victorian mansion is a
glorious example of the historic opulence in Atchison.
Kansas 66002, 913-367-3046.
Clark Pavilion - Located in Riverfront Park,
the pavilion contains an
interactive touch screen monitor and interpretive panels with
information on the Lewis & Clark expedition, the Missouri
River and the Kanza Nation. Located at the
intersection of Commercial Street & River Road,
Benedictine College in
Atchison, Kansas, Kathy Weiser, May, 2010.
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Muchnic Art Gallery -
Anne-style mansion with period furnishings that displays art
by regional artists.704
N. 4th St.,
St. Benedictís Abbey
Benedictine monks established St.
Benedictís Abbey in the late 1850s and about 40 monks atill
reside at the abbey. The church was designed by a student of
Frank Lloyd Wright and completed 1957. Self-guided tours.
Kansas 66002, 913-367-7853.
Scholastica Convent -
The Benedictine Sisters of Mount
St. Scholastica have been in Atchison since 1863. Guided
tours of the chapels and a religious history room by
advanced appointment. 801 S.
Kansas 66002, 913-367-6110.
A four-year, Catholic,
co-educational and residential liberal arts college on 100
acres overlooking the Missouri River. Freshman Hall, built
in 1892 and the schoolís first residential building, is a
notable landmark. 1020 N.
Kansas 66002, 913-367-5340.