We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Watkins Community Museum of History

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1047 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS
Phone Number: 785-841-4109
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 8 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 5
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
History Buffs! It's all here

Wonderful museum with knowledgable people, great exhibits and a story to tell! The hot chocolate on the Friday after thanks giving is a nice touch on a cold day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2014
Michelle O
,
Vienna, Virginia, United States
Add Photo Write a Review

8 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Vienna, Virginia, United States
Level Contributor
46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Wonderful museum with knowledgable people, great exhibits and a story to tell! The hot chocolate on the Friday after thanks giving is a nice touch on a cold day.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
KC
Level Contributor
241 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I went to the Watkins Museum with my dad in search of some history on Quantrill's Raid. Knowing there was a brand new exhibit to mark the 150th anniversary, I was impressed with the information provided. There is an interactive display on the second floor retracing the raid via a large digital map as well as photos and stories associated... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Northfield, Minnesota, United States
Level Contributor
33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Very nice museum! Nice display on the second floor of the 150th anniversary of Quantrill's Raid on Lawrence, KS. Nice lecture by Author and Historian Katie Armitage. Will be back....

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Colorado, United States
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

This is worth going to just to see the architecture in the building. The marble mosaic floors and marble wainscot is incredible.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Overland Park, Kansas
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

The newly opened exhibit on Quantrill's Raid "Terror & Triumph" is well worth a visit. This is an important event in the history of Lawrence which occurred in Aug.1863. In 2013 the Museum will commemorate the 150th anniversary of this event and Civil War buffs should take the opportunity to visit since the events surrounding the era of "Bleeding Kansas"... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Athens, Georgia
Level Contributor
34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Don't miss this - we learned a lot about Lawrence's history of civil rights and wrongs.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Carson City, Nevada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Really enjoyed this museum and the fee was a donation! It even had the first electric car, you should see the size of the battereies. Lots of history! (And current history too)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lawrence, Kansas
Level Contributor
93 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

My wife who grew up in Law was eager to see the current display,,,she was very disapointed with the pics and relics that were on display. Not really much to see,,,

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Watkins Community Museum of History also viewed

 

Been to Watkins Community Museum of History? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Watkins Community Museum of History

Address: 1047 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS
Phone Number: 785-841-4109
Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Lawrence

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Watkins Community Museum of History staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?