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Historical Sites

Constitution Hall

Constitution Hall, erected by Samuel Jones in 1856, became the place were the Kansas Territorial Government convened. In the fall of 1857 (October 19), the Lecompton Constitutional Convention met and drafted a pro-slavery constitution in the upper story of the building. The downstairs was rented as the federal land office and private law offices. (Source: http://www.lecomptonkansas.com/page/constitution-hall-state-historic-site)
Street Address: 
319 Elmore Street, Lecompton, KS 66050, USA
Phone Number(s): 
785-887-6520

Old Castle Museum

As the first home of Baker, Old Castle was once known as "The College Building," because at that time it was the first and only college building in the state. Now as a museum, The Old Castle houses artifacts from early Kansas, Methodist, and Baker history. (Source: http://www.bakeru.edu/old-castle-museum)
Street Address: 
511 5th Street, Baldwin City, KS 66006, USA
Phone Number(s): 
785-594-8380

Black Jack Battlefield and Nature Park

The Black Jack Battlefield and Nature Park is in the process of developing the land that was purchased in 2003 which contains The Black Jack Battlefield, The Pearson Farmstead Home as well as a newly developed Nature Park that contains a nature trail which winds through woods along the creek and a Prairie Restoration Area.
Street Address: 
163 East 2000 Road, Wellsville, KS 66092, USA
Phone Number(s): 
785-883-2106

Watkins Museum of History

The Watkins Museum is operated by the Douglas County Historical Society. The museum is housed in the 1888 Watkins Land Mortgage and National Bank Building, provides educational resources and activities, programs and public events, and changing exhibits that explore the heritage of Douglas County and connect the past with issues that affect our communities today. (Source: http://www.watkinsmuseum.org/)
Street Address: 
1047 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS 66044, USA
Phone Number(s): 
785-841-4109