Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm in Olathe, KS will offer living history activities weekends in April and May. Activities may include see what is cooking on Mrs. Mahaffie’s cookstove, visit the blacksmith and the Mahaffie house and take a stagecoach ride (weather and ground conditions permitting). Other activities may include spring farming activities as weather and ground conditions allow. All activities are included with living history admission, $6/adults, $4/children ages 5-11, Olathe residents receive $1/off admission. Season Pass holders get in free for weekend living history.
The Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site engages visitors with hands on experiences of 1860s farming, frontier life and stagecoach travel while preserving the significant Mahaffie Story. Mahaffie is the last remaining stagecoach stop open to the public on the Santa Fe Trail. The historic site offers a unique hands-on experience for visitors of all ages focusing on 1860s farming, stagecoach operations and westward expansion.
The Heritage Center exhibit, I Knew It Was A Fine Country, tells the stories of the Mahaffie family, early Olathe and Johnson County, the western trails and stagecoach travel. The exhibit includes a 12 minute film offering more of the site’s history. The video “Border War Voices” allows visitors to learn about what settlers went through during the Border War era. The video was co-produced by Wide Awake Films and generously funded through the Kansas Humanities Council. Please park in the Heritage Center parking lot to begin your visit to Mahaffie. GPS users, please enter 1200 Kansas City Road Olathe, KS as your address instead of 1100 Kansas City Road.
A visit to Mahaffie is a good way to approach Our Heritage.