Old Prairie Town at Ward-Meade Historic Site

Enjoy five and one-half acres of living history, including a restored 1870 Victorian Mansion, wood cabin, train depot, one-room schoolhouse, stone barn, gift shop, general store, church and the two-and-one-half acre botanical gardens. Tour the Potwin Drug Store, a two-story replicated turn-of-the century drug store complete with a working soda fountain. The second floor replicates an authentic physician's and dentist's office. Old Prairie Town is located on land Anthony and Mary Jane Ward purchased from a Potawatomi Indian in 1854 for $100. Grounds open daily 8:00 a.m.-dusk.

Guided tours (no reservations): March-October--Monday-Friday at 10:00 a.m., noon and 2:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at noon or 2:00 p.m.  November -February, Tuesday-Friday at 10:00 a.m., noon and 2:00 p.m. Weekends by reservation only.  Large group tours (15 or more) by reservation only.

The Mulvane General Store and Potwin Drug Store are open March- October Monday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and on Sunday from noon-4:00 p.m.  November-February Tuesday-Friday from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Old Prairie Town at Ward Meade Historic Site
124 NW Fillmore
Topeka, Kansas 66606
785.368.3888 (The office is open 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.)
FAX: 785.368.3890

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