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Johnson County Museum

Phone: 913-715-2550

8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66212

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Facilities Rental

Birthday Parties: Johnson County Museum KidScape 

Celebrate your child’s birthday at the place where history and fun connect! The Johnson County Museum sets the perfect stage for a memorable birthday party for your child. Enjoy unlimited time in KidScape and one hour in a private party room. Bring your own refreshments and party supplies. Saturdays fill up fast, so call to reserve your spot early.  Click here to fill out our form or call (913) 826-ARTS

1 hr. room rental for 25 children and 5 adults - $150

Includes unlimited time in KidScape.

Additional guests pay standard admission fees - $5 adult, $4 senior (60+), $3 child

Museum Classroom Rental

Hold your next meeting or get-together in the Museum Classroom.  Call (913) 826-ARTS to reserve your spot.

1 hr. room rental - $60

Lanesfield Historic Site

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

image of the introduction panel to the exhbit at Lanesfield Historic Site visitor centerJust Plain Simple: The One-Room School in Kansas

Visitors to the Lanesfield Historic Site can learn about the history of education in Kansas and Johnson County by touring this exhibit 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 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

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.

Friday & Saturday: 1:00-5:00 p.m. and by appointment. Call 913.715.2570 to schedule
FREE Friday and Saturday 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Non-public hour appointment tours, $2 per person
18745 S Dillie Road, Edgerton, KS 66021 - Map
ph: 913.893.6645 

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.

Visit the Museum

Johnson County Museum

We are currently CLOSED  to the public.  We will reopen in June 2017 at the new Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center.

Visit the Johnson County Museum for innovative and compelling exhibitions and experiences for all ages to explore and learn about local history. The museum offers guided and self-guided tours, lectures, film series, field trips, family programs, art classes, and behind-the-scene tours. Becoming a museum member provides free admission and discounts to programs and the museum store. Visit jocomuseumfoundation.org for details.


General admission prices:

$5 adults
$4 seniors, 60+
$3 children, 1-18
Under 1 free

A tour of the signature exhibition Becoming Johnson County is available daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
For group guided tours, please call 913-715-2570 to make a reservation.

Museum Hours:

Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Guided tours of the signature exhibition Becoming Johnson County available daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

ph: 913.715.2550 


MUS Plan Visit Form

Ready to plan your visit? Please complete this form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Note: all programs are at the Arts & Heritage Center. Choose as many as you wish.
You choose 'Other' from the list of options above, please provide additional detail in the space provided.
Please let us know the date that you would like to participate.
We suggest 1 chaperone per 5 children (Pre-K and K), 1 chaperone per 8 children (1st grade and up)

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Upcoming Events

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June 10, 2017 | 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Grand Opening!

June 15, 2017 | 8:00 am

Museum Advisory Council

June 20, 2017 | 10:00 am

Dino O'Dell at the Johnson County Museum