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Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site

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Address: 1515 SE Monroe St, Topeka, KS 66612-1143
Phone Number: +1 785-354-4273
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The Monroe Elementary School, one of the segregated schools involved in the...

The Monroe Elementary School, one of the segregated schools involved in the 1954 Supreme Court decision aimed at ending segregation in public schools, is now a National Historic Site commemorating this landmark ruling.

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The museum is in an old elementary school. The rangers are friendly and helpful. The exhibits are very well-done and informative. It was easy to find off the freeway. It took... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum is in an old elementary school. The rangers are friendly and helpful. The exhibits are very well-done and informative. It was easy to find off the freeway. It took about 45 minutes to go quickly through all of the exhibits that are in different classrooms.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I haven't been on the inside since I was younger but I wish they would make the outside more attractive for tourists that come in to see the place.

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Thank Noemi B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site offers an excellent educational experience for people of all ages! This former black elementary school in Topeka, KS has a very helpful staff, wonderful educational displays and films that cover the struggles of African Americans from the earliest days of slavery, their fight for better educational opportunities and the civil rights issues... More 

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san jose, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the museum while in town visiting family. It is housed in an old elementary school. The museum isn't big, but is very interesting. I've visited a couple times over the years and it is never very busy. The displays are well done. The park ranger on site was very kind and asked if we would like a short... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's quite appropriate that this school is considered a national park. It was dedicated by President George W. Bush as a historic site. The park guides were very nice and informative. The videos and exhibits are superb.

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Anaheim, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being of a certain age, I have lived through most of this history. I loved that it is located in an actual school. Very good videos, classrooms with chalk and books to share with your children. Great learning experience for children and nice to recall part of my history as well.

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Graniteville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This National Park Service Site is very good. The video in the auditorium really had an impact on my family. Walking through an actual school made me realize what an enormous affect this had on the youth during this time period. The Junior Ranger Program really helped my child understand this part of our history as well. Definitely worth a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was shocked at what an impact this had on me. The sign when we walked in was overwhelming. A most for history buffs. Worth the stop.

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Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great site commemorating a key part of our Nations history. It is actually in a schoolhouse which really adds to the experience and makes it easier for the kids to understand such a foreign idea as segregation. Be sure to have your kids do the Jr Ranger book activities.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Brown v. the Board of Education National site offers an insight to one of the most significant Supreme Court decisions of the twentieth century. If you enjoy history you have to check it out.

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