Learn about the oldest, still-occupied settlement in Kansas. Trading Post was established prior to 1825 as a trade center.


Hours

Wed-Sat, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Closed Nov 1 to April 1.
Call (913) 352-6441 for an appointment.

Contact Information

15710 N 4th St
From KS Hwy 52, turn south on Valley Rd (.2 miles east of Hwy 69), follow road to Trading Post.
Pleasanton, KS 66075
Phone: 913-352-6441
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Location Type

Kid-friendly
Museum
Monument

Site Info

Parking
Restroom
Wheelchair
AC / Heating
Group Tours
Parking
Restrooms
Research Library
Staffed
Wheel Chair Accessible

The Trading Post Museum is located in Trading Post, the oldest existing settlement in Kansas. Among the artifacts displayed in the Trading Post Museum are Indian flint and clothing, early weapons, bullets from the Civil War battle fought here, early pioneer household goods, and more. Along with the main building, you can tour our 1886 schoolhouse, the Amos Tubbs cabin, and our machine shop. The museum houses Linn County tax ledger books from 1863 forward, census records, Trading Post school records, obituaries, marriage records for Linn County, cemetery records, as well as many photographs of area residents. The Museum also houses a large genealogy library and resources. Trading Post Museum is open April 1 through November 1 each year. Hours are 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Wednesday - Saturday, and at other times by appointment.

Stories & Comments

Alice Widner  |  on 3/7/2012

Trading Post may have the oldest well in Kansas, dating back to 1825 when the trading post was established. It is still in existence today, on the lot that once housed the Fort built in Trading Post in 1841. The fort was abandoned when the fort at Fort Scott was built in 1842. The fort at Trading Post was used by several people as a home also as the fur trading post after the flood of 1844.

Cherie Cannon  |  on 8/20/2013

This is a wonderful place to get family history. Thank you Alice. You are amazing!

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