Experience the Civil War on the Western Frontier! The Lawrence CVB, Historic Lecompton, Watkins Museum, Lawrence Parks, Lawrence Public Library, & Black Jack Battlefield invite you to Douglas County, KS for a month of Civil War programming. Download the full schedule below.


Hours

May-Sep, Mon-Sat 8:30 am – 5:30 pm, Sun 1 – 5 pm;
Oct-Apr, Mon-Sat 9 am – 5 pm, Sun 1 – 5 pm

Contact Information

402 N 2nd St
Restored Union Pacific Depot
Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone: 785-856-3040
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Location Type

Walking Tours
Driving Tours

Site Info

Parking
Restroom
Wheelchair
Bus / RV Parking
Group Meeting Room
Parking
Restrooms
Staffed
Water Fountain
Wheel Chair Accessible

The 25 minute docu-drama "Lawrence: Free State Fortress" chronicles the first 10 yeast of Lawrence history and culminates with Quantrill's Raid, during the Civil War, on August 21, 1863. Viewing is free and shown on request.

Self-guide tours available at the Lawrence Visitor Center:
Quantrill's Raid
Historic Cemeteries
Historic Trails through Douglas County, Santa Fe and Oregon
House Styles of Old West Lawrence
Historic Old East Lawrence

Documents

Civil War on the Wester Frontier Schedule - Download (166 KB)

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