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.


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

Location Type

Walking Tours
Driving Tours

Site Info

Bus / RV Parking
Group Meeting Room
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


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

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