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Johnson County Museum

Phone: 913-715-2550

8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66212

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Johnson County Museum

    Shot looking down main entryway of Johnson County Museum towards the lit White Haven signView of All-Electric House exterior with 1955 teal Chevy Bel-Air in front


 8788 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS, 66212 (Located inside the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center)

Museum Hours:
Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

General admission prices:
$5 adults
$4 seniors, 60+
$3 children, 1-17
Under 1 free

Museum Members are FREE.  Join now!

Tours daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. of the signature exhibition "Becoming Johnson County" and included in admission prices.
For guided tours for groups over 20, please call 913-715-2570 for reservations. Smaller groups may join in with the daily tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.


ph: 913.715.2550 

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


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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Upcoming Events

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Wed, 03/28/2018 - 10:00am

Dino O'Dell at the Johnson County Museum

Fri, 03/30/2018 - 7:30am

Kid's Day Out (ages 5-12)

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 7:30am

Kid's Day Out (ages 5-12)

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 10:00am

Retro Storytime and Art Fun!

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 10:00am

Homeschool History Adventures (Ages 7-13)