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State Historic Sites

What's Your Story? These 16 state-owned sites, administered by the Kansas Historical Society, explore different topics in our state's fascinating history. From American Indian history to Bleeding Kansas and the Civil War, frontier forts to the Pony Express, you'll walk in the footsteps of Kansans from our past.

Constitution Hall in Lecompton

First Territorial Capitol in Fort Riley

Fort Hays in Hays

Grinter Place in Kansas City

Hollenberg Pony Express Station in Hanover

Kaw Mission in Council Grove

Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield near Pleasanton

Pawnee Indian Museum near Republic

Red Rocks, home of the William Allen White family, in Emporia

These five sites operate through partnerships:

Cottonwood Ranch, Studley

Goodnow House, Manhattan

John Brown Museum, Osawatomie

Shawnee Indian Mission, Fairway


These three sites offer self-guided visits:

Iowa and Sac & Fox Mission, Highland

Marais des Cygnes Massacre, near Trading Post

Pawnee Rock, Pawnee Rock