OLD COWTOWN MUSEUM
1865 Museum Boulevard, Wichita, KS 67203 Directions
Online Tour Registration, Old West Photography, Outreach Programs, Blood Family Homestead, Group Rates, Historic Structures and Collections Residential Street, Self-guided Tours for School Groups, Rent Cowtown, Birthday Parties, Gift Shop, History Immersion Experience, Industrial and Business Areas, Wichita's Beginnings & 1880 Devore Farm
Old Cowtown Museum is a modern open-air museum of living history that re-established Wichita from 1865 to 1880. The museum has the honor of being accredited by the American Museums Association, the most significant national recognition that a museum can receive. You can take covered carriage rides, walk-in, and around 39 buildings, 27 of which are original, historic buildings of the 19th century. The museum is a 60-year-old organization composed of 70 historic and recreated buildings on 23 acres of land. The collection of artifacts consists of over 10,000 artifacts of the time. The museum is a combination of historic buildings and objects representing life in the 1870s. There are 54 historical and reconstructed Cowtown houses, situated along the banks of the Arkansas River, open to tourists throughout the year.
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THE WICHITA-SEDGWICK COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM
204 South Main Street, Wichita, KS 67202 Directions
Discover, Weddings, Museum Store, Exhibits, Collections, Aviation and Guided Tour, Experiential and School Tours, Historical Buildings, Host an Event, Architecture Structure, Programs, Social Events & Scout Visits
'The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum' is located in the original City Hall of Wichita, a historic structure built in 1890, and is considered a museum. Their memberships offer excellent benefits and services to preserve and foster their local heritage. It has over 80,000 artefacts from 1865 to the present relating to Wichita and Sedgwick County. The museum's collection of 70,000 items includes a 1916 Jones Six Wichita-built car, a full-scale Victorian home interior, and several other exhibits embodying the vivid history of the region from its settlement in the 1860s. The goal is to educate the community and its visitors about local history through the collection, preservation, and interpretation of materials that represent Wichita's heritage. It affords free admission to the museum.
Adults - $4
Children 6-12 - $2
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FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT’S ALLEN HOUSE
255 North Roosevelt Street, Wichita, KS 67208 Directions
Collections, Reciprocal Sites Membership Program, House, Parties, Historical Buildings, Guided and In-Depth Tours, Elsie Allen Art Tour, Social, Special Events, Performances, Weddings & Corporate
'Frank Lloyd Wright's Allen House' is one of the 20th century's vast places. It was the last of the famous brick prairie houses by the architect, which highlighted horizontal lines, earth tones, and a constant mixing of interiors with the exterior. The home contains over 30 pieces of Wright-designed furniture, all of its original art glass, and many new-for-their-time inventions, such as wall hanging water closets and an attached garage. Thanks to the Allen House Base, this beautiful home has been preserved as a museum. The building exemplifies the concept of living in harmony with nature by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Price: Basic Guided Tour $15, In-Depth Tour $20, Grand Tour $40 & Moonlight Tour $20