Historical Sites around Topeka, KS

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Arbor Lodge State Historical Park

Arbor Lodge State Historical Park
2600 Arbor Avenue
Nebraska City, NE
This beautiful estate in Nebraska City was home to J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day. From its beginning in 1855 as a four-room frame house,...
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Arrow Rock State Historic Site

Arrow Rock State Historic Site
39521 Visitor Center Drive
Arrow Rock, MO
Stroll through the history of a once-bustling river town that's now the serene village of Arrow Rock. You'll walk streets lined with the architectu...
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Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park

Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park
86930 517th Ave
Royal, NE
About 12 million years ago, a volcano in southwest Idaho spread a blanket of ash over a very large area. One or two feet of this powdered glass cov...
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Battle of Athens State Historic Site

Battle of Athens State Historic Site
Route 1
Revere, MO
Battle of Athens Historic Site is a place of peace and serenity. Its historic buildings, tree-studded landscape, and mile of Des Moines River front...
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Battle of Carthage State Historic Site

Battle of Carthage State Historic Site
Chestnut Street
Carthage, MO
The Battle of Carthage was the earliest full-scale battle of the Civil War, preceding Bull Run by 11 days. Battle of Carthage State Historic Site c...
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Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site

Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site
4837 NW County Road
Butler, MO
The Battle of Island Mound marked the first time that African-American troops were engaged in Civil War combat, nearly a year before the battle dep...
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Battle of Lexington State Historic Site

Battle of Lexington State Historic Site
1101 Deleware
Lexington, MO
People called Oliver Anderson’s house “the best arranged dwelling house west of St. Louis.” But it became more famous a...
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Boone's Lick State Historic Site

Boone's Lick State Historic Site
Hwy. 187
Arrow Rock, MO
After a short hike, visitors to Boone’s Lick State Historic Site can see the remnants of one of Missouri’s first and most imp...
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Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site

Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site
19349 Bothwell State Park Road
Sedalia, MO
With a commanding view from atop a bluff, Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site is one of the best representations of early 20th Century sen...
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Brown V. Board of Education National Historic Site

Brown V. Board of Education National Historic Site
1515 SE Monroe Street
Topeka, KS
The story of Brown v. Board of Education, which ended legal segregation in public schools, is one of hope and courage. When the people agreed to be...
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Clark's Hill/Norton State Historic Site

Clark's Hill/Norton State Historic Site
Osage Hickory Street
Osage City, MO
Walk in the footsteps of the Lewis and Clark Expedition at Clark’s Hill/Norton State Historic State. The explorers camped at the base of Clar...
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Confederate Memorial State Historic Site

Confederate Memorial State Historic Site
211 West First Street
Higginsville, MO
Step on to the peaceful grounds of Confederate Memorial State Historic Site and experience where the last voices of the “Lost Cause” li...
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Fort Atkinson State Historical Park

Fort Atkinson State Historical Park
201 S 7th St
Fort Calhoun, NE
The first U.S. military post west of the Missouri River, Fort Atkinson was established in 1820 on recommendation of the Lewis and Clark Expedition....
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Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park

Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park
82038 Fort Avenue
Burwell, NE
Located near Elyria, Fort Hartsuff is typical of Plains infantry outposts. It stood as a buffer between settlers and Indians in the North Loup Rive...
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Fort Kearny State Historical Park

Fort Kearny State Historical Park
1020 V Rd
Kearney, NE
Built to protect Overland Trail travelers, Fort Kearny SHP near Kearney was a stage station, home station for the Pony Express, outfitting depot fo...
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Fort Scott National Historic Site

Fort Scott National Historic Site
Old Fort Boulevard
Fort Scott, KS
Promises made and broken! A town attacked at dawn! Thousands made homeless by war! Soldiers fighting settlers! Each of these stories is a link in t...
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Fort Smith National Historic Site

Fort Smith National Historic Site
301 Parker Avenue
Fort Smith, AR
Fort Smith National Historic Site embraces the remains of two frontier forts and the Federal Court for the Western District of Arkansas. Through a ...
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Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site

Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site
1100 Pershing Dr.
Laclede, MO
Explore a piece of America’s military history at Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site and learn about the experiences that ...
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Guthrie County Historical Village

Guthrie County Historical Village
206 west South Street
Panora, IA
The Guthrie County Historical Village, located on a beautiful 4-acre complex near the Middle Raccoon River and old Lenon Mill Park on the southwest...
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Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site

Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site
1009 Truman
Lamar, MO
See where “The Buck” started at Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site. Visitors can view the small frame house where the future...
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