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Heritage Education Center
Shawnee County Historical Society
1116 and 1118 SE Madison Street
Topeka, Kansas 66601
Public Tour Times
Tuesday through Thursday 9am to 1pm Open for tours
Suggested Admission Fee
Special Group Tours Available
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A Project of theShawnee County Historical Society
Abolitionist John Brown who was killed at Harper's Ferry on December 2nd, 1859 stayed at the Ritchie House the last night he was in Kansas before heading East to his destiny.
Home of John and Mary Jane Ritchie
Kansas Territorial Settlers of Topeka
Learn about the Bleeding Kansas era of the 1850's. And see an Underground Railroad Site and learn about the quest for Freedom before the Civil War.