Learn about the typical school day, the curriculum, and the role most schoolhouses played in the larger community.


Hours

Friday & Saturday: 1:00-5:00 p.m. and by appointment.
Call 913-715-2570 to schedule

Contact Information

18745 S Dillie Rd
Edgerton, KS 66021
Phone: 913-893-6645
website

Location Type

Kid-friendly
Living History
Museum
National Register of Historic Places

Site Info

Parking
Restroom
Wheelchair
AC / Heating
Giftshop
Group Tours
Parking
Restrooms
Staffed
Water Fountain
Wheel Chair Accessible

Visitors to the Lanesfield Historic Site can learn about the history of education in Kansas and Johnson County by touring this on view in the visitor center. A rural educational system dominated small Kansas communities until the mid-20th century.

Learn about the typical school day, the curriculum, and the role most schoolhouses played in the larger community. The lives of teachers and students are also featured in sections about boarding, the school day, and graduation.

Visitors may also learn about General James H. Lane, the town’s namesake, the restoration of the Lanesfield School and see artifacts that survived the 1903 fire.

The limestone schoolhouse, the last remaining structure in the former town of Lanesfield, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. Learn more about the school's history. Find details about field trips and education programs at the site.

Adjacent to the Lanesfield Historic Site, on property owned by Kansas City Power & Light, is a large picnic shelter and a short nature trail with an observation tower that visitors can explore.

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