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Territorial Capital Museum

640 E Woodson Ave, Lecompton, KS 66050-3078
+1 785-887-6148
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Lecompton territorial museum

A group of friends went December 2nd to visit the museum. It was amazing. We rather fanned out... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Topeka, Kansas
Territorial Capital

Great job of restoring building to its original, but adding a few of this generations necessities... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Carolyn W
Lecompton, Kansas
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The Territorial Capital Museum is an award-winning historic site chronicling the history of Lecompton from the tumultuous, controversial territorial days to the delightfully quaint present. Housed in the stone Lane University building, where President Eisenhower's parents met and married, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Lane University was built on the foundation of the started, but not completed, state capitol building. Lecompton was the official territorial capital of Kansas from 1855-1861.
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640 E Woodson Ave, Lecompton, KS 66050-3078
+1 785-887-6148

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

A group of friends went December 2nd to visit the museum. It was amazing. We rather fanned out and went different directions once we were in the house. If you love history you will love this site. The nice thing about it also it had...More

Thank janeyandben
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Great job of restoring building to its original, but adding a few of this generations necessities, great place to have meetings, tables and chairs area available for use.

Thank Carolyn W
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Sunday November 5th my wife & I visited the Territorial Capital Museum. They have a lot of history of the State of Kansas on display, but the best part of the visit was the many Christmas trees on display with antique ornaments. The Museum was...More

1  Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 7 September 2017

A friend and I decided to visit this place on our way back to Kansas City. While I've driven by this many times, I was not prepared for the actual experience. First, I learned a lot -- about Kansas being a territory for only a...More

Thank Darin J
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

The Territorial Capital Museum is located in the small town of Lecompton, Kansas. The location was originally determined as the Kansas State Capitol, but when that didn't go as planned it was first a church, then Lane University and now the Territorial Capital Museum. So...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Lecompton is a great place to visit and learn about the history of northeast Kansas. There are several historic sites to visit and even a restaurant and antique store.

Thank Lori W
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This was a building packed to the rafters. The unfortunate thing was that few artifacts could be touched, which makes it really difficult to keep kids interested. However, the docent was very good, had lots of information and history, and we were allowed to sit...More

Thank d s
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Very near the Constitution Hall, this building began as the foundation of what was expected to be the Kansas Capitol building when it was admitted to the union. Lecompton was pro slavery, and all those plans changed when it was admitted as a free state...More

Thank TravelFan34602
Reviewed 6 January 2017

So glad I stopped. Civil War history about Kansas was very informative. At Christmas time there are many decorated Christmas trees outfitted in period ornaments. Loved the library with the Civil War books and very old maps.

Thank joks1
Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is a great museum for a small town, Very informative about when Lecompton was a Territorial Capital. During December they are exhibting over 100 Christmas trees historically decorated, Fun!

Thank Gerald M
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