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Territorial Capital Museum

Closed Now: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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What a wonderful museum to learn about the history of Kansas and Nebraska. Very well kept and staff... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2019
Neligh, Nebraska
Crafting for Others annual field trip

The museum was great! Ornaments from past Christmases were highlighted on each tree. Three floors... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2018
Emmett, Kansas
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
640 E Woodson Ave, Lecompton, KS 66050-3078
+1 785-887-6148
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Reviewed July 7, 2019

What a wonderful museum to learn about the history of Kansas and Nebraska. Very well kept and staff was wonderful. Shared more history and was a joy to talk to

Date of experience: July 2019
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historiclecompton, Public Relations Manager at Territorial Capital Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2019

So glad you came to the museum and hope you'll visit again!

Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

The museum was great! Ornaments from past Christmases were highlighted on each tree. Three floors to explore of what used to be Lane College. Lots of history to explore next visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

The Lecompton Capital Museum is a great museum worth. 1-2 hour visit. I had not heard of it before, but was pleasantly surprised by the interesting array of artifacts and history about the location. My family has deep roots in the area so it was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

We’ve been to the museum a couple times previously and enjoyed the displays but today we were amazed with the Christmas Vespers program. The volunteers were very talented and we felt fortunate to have discovered the annual Christmas production.

Date of experience: December 2018
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historiclecompton, Tour guide at Territorial Capital Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2018

Thank you. It is held the first Sunday in December every year. Hope to see you next year!

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Fill of fantastic local and kansas history. See if you are into civil war as well. Very friendly and welcoming. Also, visit Constition Hall across the street. Sweet little playground nearby and a very nice diner called Aunt Netters. Also Kroeger Meats on Eisenhower, has...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

My brother Charles Haas and sisters Colette Haas Moore and Catherine Haas Hunsperger are alumni of Lecompton schools. Charley and I and our spouses recently visited the town and historical sites again. I absolutely hated history in school (sorry history teachers) but totally enjoyed hearing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Connie C
Reviewed August 1, 2018

This Civil War Museum is well worth visiting. It explains a lot as to just how the war started. The docents are very knowledgeable and quite friendly. There is no charge but donations are gratefully accepted. There are other places in this town as well...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pat M
Reviewed April 5, 2018

Admission by donation. Plenty of free parking. Three floors of local history. Very well displayed and maintained. Docents very friendly , helpful, informative without intruding on a self guided tour. Excellent history lesson for all ages.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

Great history and 3 floors of artifacts of the Territorial capital, Kansas territory and state, and general artifacts and some history of life at the time. A few displays seemed irrelevant. History details not commonly found in textbooks. Bathrooms in basement. Stairs are very steep....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 750annt
Reviewed March 3, 2018

I have lived in the Lecompton area all my life. This museum was/is founded, run and maintained by local people who feel strongly about the history and heritage of our community. It truly is a labor of love. The museum is wonderful, it houses many...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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