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Constitution Hall State Historic Site

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“black walnut”(3 reviews)
At this National Historic Landmark, a large antislavery delegation marched into Lecompton in 1857 to protest the proslavery constitutional convention meeting. The nation waited to see if the constitution written here would lead Kansas to join the...more
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319 Elmore St, Lecompton, KS 66050-3015
+1 785-887-6520
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The visit to the Constitution Hall State Historic Site is VERY, VERY interesting. There are many displays and you may want to plan on coming back in the future to see them all, if you do not have the time at the present. It is...More

Thank j0hnt43
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Lots of very interesting things here. Well worth the time and minor expense. You can even see how this very old building was constructed.

Thank Pat M
Reviewed 10 June 2018

We made a quick stop at the Constitution Hall Site. The entry fee was very modest and the gentleman working came over and pointed out things and explained some of the history of the building and events that were significant. My sister and I did...More

Thank SKS06
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Building is of great historic significance and a section of original wood flooring upstairs was interesting. Staff person (curator?) was very helpful and full of information. However, I found the building quite unimpressive due to the displays. Many wall panels of history were very good...More

Thank Ann T
Sarah G, Public Information Officer at Constitution Hall State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Hi Ann, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at Constitution Hall State Historic Site with us! We appreciate your constructive feedback and we will share it with our staff. Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

A historical gem in a sweet little town. We arrived a little early on a beautiful Sunday. As we waited for the building to open we shopped around in the antique store named Recollections and that was charming but I myself am a junker. The...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 19 November 2017

There has been a lot written about where the Civil War started. Let there be no mistake, Constitution Hall has as much to do with the start of the war as anywhere. Kansas was a hot bed of controversy in the slave debate. Learn about...More

Thank hoef972
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Awesome place to bring families for educational learning. Great for home-schooled families. Lots of historic sites to visit.

Thank Lori W
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I think the most amazing thing was the original cottonwood floorboards, over 160 years old. Also, the backstory about the free/slave state dispute was very interesting.

Thank d s
Reviewed 5 May 2017

There is a lot of history in this building--events here led to the civil war. Although there were just 2 of us, we got an in-depth explanation. Original pre-Civil War black walnut siding and cottonwood floor boards

Thank TravelFan34602
Reviewed 4 December 2016

If you are any sort of a history buff whatsoever, make plans to visit this location. The image currently posted as the cover for this venue is actually the first original jail. There is a $3 admission fee which is MORE than money well-spent. The...More

Thank gabi_kansas
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