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Territorial Capital Museum

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Address: 640 E Woodson Ave, Lecompton, KS 66050-3078
Phone Number: +1 785-887-6285
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Awsome Christmas Tree Display during December!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Lori M
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Topeka, Kansas

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Topeka, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We drove from Kansas City to see this museum decked out in its holiday finery. Admission is free, but drop a few bucks in the collection box at the entry. Plenty of history on three floors, including the beautiful chapel upstairs. Displays of antique Victorian clothing, ties to the Eisenhowers, relics from the Civil War, doll houses and area history... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum, initially meant to be the Capital of the State of Kansas, is filled with historical artifacts. Many of the items were donated by locals over the years. The historical society staff member on duty was very nice and knowledgeable. With three levels jam packed, plan on spending a couple of hours to take it all in. There are... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

After Constitution Hall we set out to visit the Territorial Capital Museum a mere 2 blocks away. If you thought Tim was informative at The Hall wait until you meet Vicky they are quite the territorial dynamic duo! This museum is quite eclectic. Vicky love last to challenge you with "what is it?" So many curious historical pieces as well... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

Take a few minutes and explore the original territorial capital of Kansas and learn more about the state's history and its role in the beginning of the end of slavery.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

The white picture shown here is actually Constitution Hall so hopefully this can get corrected. This picture that I'm posting is the actual territorial capital museum. What a wonderful old looking building it looks like its in great shape. Unfortunately I can only open Wednesday through Sunday. Of course we were here on Tuesday

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Thank Bernardo F
Severna Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

Welcoming museum focused on all facets of life in early Kansas. Also home to Lane University, where Dwight Eisenhower's parents attended and married in the chapel. Many surprising gems contained in the collection Native American artifacts, glassware, Calling cards,number of ladies gowns,store keeper credit recorder and cash register.

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Thank Julie B
Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

A small, free, well-maintained museum with a friendly volunteer staff. The main floor explains Kansas history as a territory and its role in the Civil War, and also has a tribute to the local high school. The lower floor has antique furniture with ingenious uses, clothing, and several life-long collections of quirky items like salt and pepper shakers. The upper... More 

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Walden, Tenn
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015

This place is a bit misnamed since the territorial capital in Lecompton was never really built. The building housing the museum is a postwar structure with its own history as a college. The exhibits detail all the interesting and not so interesting aspects of this town's past. This is in many ways your typical "grandma's attic" type of small town... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2015 via mobile

There is more here than just Kansas history. Things happened here that changed a nation. Pro-slavery state or free state. Slavery begun to die here. The balance was tipped; Kansas became a state followed by the start of the civil war.

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