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


Wed-Sat, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Closed Nov 1 to April 1.
Call (660) 670-1408 for an appointment.

Contact Information

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: 913-352-6641

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Site Info

AC / Heating
Group Tours
Research Library
Wheel Chair Accessible

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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