Mahaffie Stagecoach

  • 1100 Kansas City Rd Olathe, KS 66061 (map | website ) 913-971-5111

    Relive the adventures of early stagecoach passengers traveling the Santa Fe Trail on the Barlow and Sanderson Stagecoach Line. The stone farmhouse built by J.B. and Lucinda Mahaffie in 1865 was one of the first stops for westbound travelers using the Westport Route of the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon Trails. Listed on the National Register of Places and recognized as a certified site on the Santa Fe National Historic Trail by the National Park Service, Mahaffie is the only original stagecoach stop on the Santa Fe Trail open to the public. Tour the Mahaffie home, which features a full basement that served as the stagecoach dining hall and kitchen. See the original Mahaffie timber-frame barn and a unique, two-story stone ice house. Enjoy the working blacksmith shop, special programs, gift shop and ride on a real stagecoach. A new addition to the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, the Heritage Center, features the exhibit “…I knew it was a fine country…” The exhibit tells the stories of the Mahaffie family, Olathe in the 1860s, and the western trails and features a gift shop and other visitor amenities. The Olathe Historical Society presents rotating exhibits on various stories in  Olathe history in an adjoining gallery. Open year-round. Living history activities, programs and hours vary by season. Go to mahaffie.org or call for hours and programs. Admission: $3.25 adults; $2 children 5-12. Additional fees for stagecoach rides, special events, and programs

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