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Johnson County Museum

Phone: 913-715-2550

8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66212

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Lanesfield Historic Site

image of the introduction panel to the exhbit at Lanesfield Historic Site visitor center

Exterior view of Santa Fe Trail Marker with Lanesfield in the background

Lanesfield Historic Site participates in Kansas City's Passport to Adventure.  For more information, click here!

18745 S Dillie Rd, Edgerton, KS, 66021

Site Hours:
Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
By appointment Monday - Thursday, call 913-715-2570 to schedule (requires 1 week notice)

General admission prices:
FREE during public hours
$2 per person for non-public hour tours

The limestone schoolhouse, the last remaining structure in the former town of Lanesfield, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. The site includes the original schoolhouse, four outbuildings, and a modern visitors center with an exhibit, gift store, and restrooms.

The site also features seven interpretive panels on the grounds between the visitors center and the schoolhouse that tell more about the site and its history.  An accompanying audio tour can be found here.

Learn more about the school's history. Find details about field trips and education programs at the site.


portrait of James H. LaneLearn more...

about the connection between General and U.S. Senator James H. Lane to the townsite of Lanesfield, listen to 10:45 minutes - Listen Now this podcast created in conjunction with the Kansas Humanities Council and the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area. Narrated by John Berry with Stephanie Clayton, former site manager of Lanesfield Historic Site, and James Lane biographer Jim Collins.

The Lanesfield podcast was supported by the Kansas Humanities Council, a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to promoting humanities programs across Kansas. Find out more at www.kansashumanities.org.

ph: 913.893.6645 

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