Street Address: 18745 S. Dillie Road (Google Map)
Zip Code: 66021
Hours: Friday - Saturday, 1 - 5 p.m. and by appointment
This site features the limestone Lanesfield School, a visitors center with exhibits, a museum store and a covered picnic shelter. Adjacent to the site is a 79-acre prairie owned by KCP&L.
Built in 1869, the school is the only standing structure from Lanesfield, Kansas. The town served as a mail stop on the Santa Fe Trail, identified with a 1906 Daughters of the American Revolution marker. An 1858 pre-Civil War skirmish also took place in the area between Missouri Border Ruffians and Free-State Kansans, led by General James H. Lane, the town’s namesake.
Adjacent to the Lanesfield Historic Site is a short nature trail owned by the KCP&L. An observation tower provides a birds-eye view of the skirmish site between the Free-State Kansans and the Missouri Border Ruffians.