Located on 10 acres of the original Frank Fairchild Dairy Farm, est. 1884. The museum is housed in the hay barn and milking parlor. The site also is home to the 1916 Honey Valley School house, the 1918 Reno Methodist Church, and a 1936 fire pumper truck.


Tue 9 am-4 pm
Wed 9 am-noon
Sun 1-4 pm
Open weather permitting.
Free admission.

Contact Information

201 W. Washington
Tonganoxie, KS 66086
Phone: 913-845-2960

Location Type


Site Info

AC / Heating
Bus / RV Parking
Group Meeting Room
Group Tours
Wheel Chair Accessible

Go back to the mid-1800's and the beginning of the town of Tonganoxie.

Experience history through the lens of a small town.

Discover the story of prehistoric people in this area and see the artifacts they left behind. LEARN about the Native Americans and immigrants who shaped this community.

Explore the Fairchild-Knox hay barn and milking parlor, once one of the largest dairies in the state of Kansas.

Imagine education in a one room school house. Honey Valley School was established in 1869, the 56th school district in Leavenworth County. The school did not close until 1958.

The museum and buildings are open to the public.


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