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Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site

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Address: 1200 E Kansas City Rd, Olathe, KS
Phone Number: +1 913-971-5111
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm invites visitors of all ages to discover...

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm invites visitors of all ages to discover a working 19th century farm with oxen, horses, and other livestock-where your family can engage in some of the activities that were a part of daily life for the Mahaffie family and their neighbors. Begin your visit in the Heritage Center to visit exhibits and watch a 10 minute video. Activities, admission and events vary seasonally.

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Our tour brought to light farming lifestyle in the 19th & early 20th centuries in this local area. The museum is a vast array of period paraphenalia which gave us an up-close look... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
TomandSusanB
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Olathe, Kansas
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Olathe, Kansas
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour brought to light farming lifestyle in the 19th & early 20th centuries in this local area. The museum is a vast array of period paraphenalia which gave us an up-close look at items used, many ingenious, all using much manual labor bring a feeling of how spoiled we are today.

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Alexis W, Manager at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site, responded to this review

We have many hands on, 1860's activities on the farm, such as gardening, harvest and daily chores like laundry, all of which makes one happy to have modern amenities. We hope you enjoyed the living history interaction. Please, visit us again soon! More 

Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We visited this farmstead and had a very fun time. The exhibits were interactive and it truly felt like taking a step back in time. The employees were in period costumes and were very knowledgeable of the farm's history. The stagecoach ride was so much fun for the kids. The main pavilion was setting up for a wedding that was... More 

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Alexis W, Manager at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site, responded to this review

We are gracious for your review! Our period clothing and knowledge of the 1860s is what our living history farm is all about. We’d love to know which 1860s activity was your favorite! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a working farm and historic site in Olathe - not to be missed. The Mahaffies were early pioneers and founding fathers in Olathe. Besides being successful farmers, they also hosted a stagecoach stop from 1865-70. The period interpreters are friendly and knowledgeable. Our kids were involved in hands on activities, like 1860's games and doing laundry. And they... More 

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Alexis W, Administrative Assistant at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site, responded to this review

You learned a lot on your visit to the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm! We are not just a museum, we are a live, working farm. We are happy to hear you enjoyed yourself and received the 1860s experience. Please visit us again soon! More 

Boston, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

They have a nice little museum with artifacts and videos but the highlight is the working farm with staff dressed in period clothing willing to demonstrate and talk about their work. We happened to visit while a school group was there learning about the civil war. My kids were able to do the following during one afternoon: see how a... More 

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Alexis W, Administrative Assistant at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site, responded to this review

How wonderful it is, that you and your kids were able to partake in the 1860s activities and work methods on our living history farm! We do hope you’ll return and participate in our fall harvest weekends. More 

Wichita
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Our cousin had her wedding here, what an awesome venue!! Lisa had close to 100 guest, catered food, dance and ceremony all at this location!! The people were great to work with & helped us in any way needed. We did tour the grounds and what a neat place!! If you are in the area take the time to see... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

What a wonderful and well kept place. They continue to maintain and add to this great spot. Well worth an afternoons visit.

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Alexis W, Administrative Assistant at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site, responded to this review

Sarah, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm! We'd love to know what activity you enjoyed most, and if you had to choose a favorite farm animal, who would it have been? We hope to see you back at Wild West Days in September! More 

Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This museum has something for everyone. There are places in the museum for kids to play and learn about history, there are horses they use for stagecoach rides, demonstrations and many more events. Don't miss it if you are in the area!!!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great place to visit and learn about The Santa Fe Stagecoach Stop. There is a tour of the Mahaffie House,and farm. There is also a Stagecoach Ride, the kids loved it. Also included is a museum.

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Thursday nights are family nights where my children were taught how to play games from the 1800's while my husband and I could relax. We got to hear stories about what life was like last century. We all loved the stage coach rides!! All ages can participate, The best part is this is a "free" activity!!

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Nice visit into the past of a real stagecoach stop. Good collection of period artifacts and history. Next door of a good park to have lunch. In the fall the have a feasible stage coach rides and all sorts of events.

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