The Shawnee Mission was established in 1839 as a Methodist Manual Training School. Children from 23 tribes attended the school before the site became a Union Soldiers encampment during the Civil War.


Hours

Wed-Sat 10 am-5 pm

Contact Information

3403 W 53rd
Fairway, KS 66205
Phone: 913-262-0867
website

Location Type

Kid-friendly
Living History
Historic Home
Museum
Interpretive Signs
Natural Area
National Register of Historic Places
Walking Tours

Site Info

Parking
Restroom
Hiking
Wheelchair
AC / Heating
Bus / RV Parking
Group Tours
Hiking Trails
Parking
Restrooms
Research Library
Staffed
Water Fountain
Wheel Chair Accessible

Shawnee Mission, like many other missions, was established as a manual training school attended by boys and girls from Shawnee, Delaware, and other Indian nations from 1839 to 1866. Visit this 12-acre National Historic Landmark and learn the stories of those who lived there.

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