The History Trail tells the story of the African American contributions to Kansas at its various historical sites, chronicling the people, places, and events that created this rich history. It is a shared history of all Kansans that is all … About the Journey.


Tue-Fri 10 am-5 pm; Sat 12-4 pm; closed Sun, Mon and major holidays

Contact Information

601 N Water
Wichita, KS 67203
Phone: 316-262-7651

Location Type

Living History
National Register of Historic Places

Site Info

AC / Heating
Group Tours
Water Fountain
Wheel Chair Accessible

Stops along the History Trail include:

*1. Wichita – The Kansas African American Museum
**2. Nicodemus – Nicodemus National Historic Site
3. Topeka – Brown v. Board of Education
4. Topeka – Historic Ritchie House
5. Lawrence – Freedom’s Frontier National Historic Area
6. Leavenworth – The Richard Allen Cultural Center and Museum
7. Osawatomie – John Brown Museum State Historic Site
8. Fort Scott – Gordon Parks Museum

Visit all eight sites and get your Kansas African-American History Trail passport stamped at each one! (When the Freedom's Frontier offices at the Carnegie Building are closed, you print out a virtual stamp that can be found on this website at

*This site is not within the borders of Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area, but is included here because of the museum's dedication to preserving African American History in Kansas, and the trail created that includes six sites that are within our boundaries.

**This site is also outside of the borders of Freedom's Frontier. National Heritage Areas work closely with the National Park Service. Nicodemus National Historic Site is one of the National Park Service Sites Freedom's Frontier partners with, as we tell similar stories.

You can find microsites for all of these sites along The Kansas African American History Trail on our website. Visit the individual locations' microsites for hours, and more information.

For more information about The Kansas African American History Trail you can also contact The Kansas African American Museum at or 316-262-7651.

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