The Kansas Museum of History opened in 1984 at its current location in northwest Topeka, the capitol city of Kansas. As the state's history museum, it tells the stories of Kansas' eventful past. Explore the history of Kansas through exciting exhibits. From the earliest people to the recent past, the Kansas Museum of History impresses visitors with amazing artifacts and interactive displays. You'll thrill to stories from the Oregon and Santa Fe trails, learn the tragic history of Bleeding Kansas and the Civil War, stroll through a full-sized train, sit in a 1950s diner, and much more.
The Kansas Museum of History is a division of the Kansas Historical Society. Its mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret Kansas history to the public.