EventsMahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm

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Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm

Description

Join us for a day (or part of a day) at this historic house and farm built in 1857. The Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site, locally known as the Mahaffie Farm, is located in Olathe, Kansas. The house was originally a stop along the Westport Route of the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California Trails.  This is NOT a guided tour but there are quite a few activities and living history reenactors throughout the location.  We just felt that this was a local site worth a trip.  

1860s Regular Living History Activities:

  • Visit the 1865 Mahaffie house, explore the stagecoach stop dining room in the cellar, and see cookstove demonstrations.
  • Stagecoach rides: 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. & 3 p.m.
  • Blacksmith demonstrations: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
  • Enjoy visiting exhibits in the Heritage Center and Agricultural Heritage Livestock barn. Watch videos about the Mahaffie family and the Border/Civil War and visit the Mahaffie Market gift shop.
  • All activities included with admission: $9/adults

Our plan is to arrive at 10am as a group and then you can follow your own path through the sights and activities. For those who wish to, they have a picnic structure and Maureen and I will be bringing a picnic lunch to enjoy on premises.  Feel free to join us.  You can stay as long as you wish or leave whenever you want.  

Driving Directions:

The Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site is located just west of U. S. Interstate Highway 35 (I-35) in Olathe, Kansas. GPS users: please use 1200 Kansas City Road Olathe, KS

Southbound

  • Exit West (Right) from I-35 onto Santa Fe Street (Highway 150).
  • Continue West on Santa Fe to the first traffic light (Ridgeview Road).
  • Turn right (North) on Ridgeview and continue about 1/2 mile (you'll cross some railroad tracks) to the next traffic light (Kansas City Road).
  • Turn left (West) on Kansas City Road. Travel approximately 1/8 mile, and you'll see the entrance to the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site on the right.

Northbound

  • Exit from I-35 onto westbound Santa Fe Street/Highway 150 (you will exit right, loop back up onto Santa Fe and cross back over I-35).
  • Continue West on Santa Fe to Ridgeview Road. Turn right (North) on Ridgeview and continue about 1/2 mile (you'll drive under some railroad tracks) to the next traffic light (Kansas City Road).
  • Turn left (West) on Kansas City Road. Travel approximately 1/8 mile, and you'll see the entrance to the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm on the right.
Program:
Retiree Events
Suitable for:
Retirees
Type:
Friends & Foundation
Language:
English

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