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Old Prairie Town at Ward-Meade Historic Site

. Description:  1870s mansion, town square with drug store, general store, school, livery stable, barn, botanic garden
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124 NW Fillmore St
Topeka, KS 66606

Phone 785 368-3888
Dates Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
for guided tours Mar-Oct 12, 2 10, 12, 2 10, 12, 2 10, 12, 2 10, 12, 2 10, 12, 2 12, 2
for guided tours Nov-Feb reservation 10, 12, 2 10, 12, 2 10, 12, 2 10, 12, 2 10, 12, 2 reservation
Season Above hours are for tours.  Grounds are open 8 to dusk all year
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec





guided tour fees As of JUL 2007 6-12 $2    $4.50 $4 15+ by reservation only
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Special Tours & Pricing: 
Kerosene and Candlelight tours
Reservation Contact:
785 368-3888
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On Site Features:
What kind of visit you can have: Guided tours of 1870 Victorian Mansion, two cabins, and the Town Square area with train depot, school, livery stable, barn, and stores.  The Potwin Drug Store and Mulvane General store are open for business without tours, although the second floor of the drug store is a doctor's and dentist's office open through the tour only.  Botanic gardens on site.
Big Events: Suggested Stay:
Period 1800-1900 Type of Site Building collection
Buildings: mansion, two cabins, train depot, school, livery stable, drug store, general store
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On Site Amenities:
Eating Name/Capacity Hours Type of food
Restaurant Soda Fountain at Potwin's Tue-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4 soda, soup, sandwiches
Shopping Shop Merchandise Hours


gifts & sundries Tue-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4
  Mulvane General Store reproductions of turn of the century merchandise, local handicrafts Tue-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4


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Nearby Attractions:
Nearby towns:  Menoken, Grantville, Tecumseh, Berryton, Silver Lake (10 mi)




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Heartland Orthodox Christian Museum   Topeka, KS 66603
Constitution Hall   Lecompton, KS 66050
Kansas Territorial Capital Museum   Lecompton, KS 66050
Indian Pay Station Museum   Saint Marys, KS 66536
Natural History Museum --KU   Lawrence, KS 66044
Watkins Community Museum   Lawrence, KS 66044


Gallery of Fine Arts    
Mulvane Art Museum    
Collective Gallery
  3121 SW Huntoon St
Topeka, KS 66604
785 234-4254
Topeka Art Guild Gallery
Phoenix Gallery
Glass Expressions
Kaw Valley Art Gallery
Lawrence Art Center
Spencer Museum of Art   Lawrence, KS 66045
Outdoor Recreation  
Topeka Zoological Park

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Topeka KS  66609
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