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Major changes are coming to the Kansas Museum of History. It is time to say goodbye to the past. The Museum will be closing for major renovations effective September 4, 2022. From August 17 to September 3 admission will be free.

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


  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 $

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