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Old Prairie Town


  1. Air Conditioning
  2. Flower Beds
  3. Gazebo
  4. Green Space
  5. Guided Tours
  6. Kitchen
  7. Meeting Rooms
  8. Restrooms


Step back in time to the 1800s with a visit to Old Prairie Town/Ward-Meade Historic Site. The 1800s village features a replica of the 1854 Log Cabin in which pioneer and wheelwright Anthony Ward raised his family while constructing the Ward-Meade mansion which is now on the National Register of Historic Places. No visit to Old Prairie Town is complete without a pleasant stroll through the 2.5-acre Ward-Meade Botanical Garden.


Guided tours of Old Prairie Town's buildings are available at 10 am, Noon and 2 pm. Tues-Fri, Noon and 2 pm Sat, and 2 pm on Sunday. $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for children age 6-12. Children 5 and under are free.


Have your wedding in a historic location! For information on our wedding packages, see our weddings brochure.

Town Square
1891 Victor Schoolhouse with outhouse; 1880 Everest Church; Mulvane General Store Visitors Center and Gift Shop; Potwin Drug Store, including Durst Physician’s Office and Fyler Dentist Office;  Lingo Livery Stable with Landau Carriage and Baughman Ice Cream Wagon; Lingo Tack Shop; Pauline Depot and Caboose, Turn-of-the-Century Barber Shop. 

Mulvane General Store
An old-fashioned mercantile that serves as our museum gift shop and visitors center. Kansas items, toys from yesteryear, souvenirs, and unique gifts are available.  Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-4pm and Sunday, noon-4pm.  

Potwin Drug Store

Sit at the marble counter and order a soda fountain treat, and shop for vintage-era candy! Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am-4pm and Sunday, noon-4pm.  

Schoolhouse Session
Are you looking for a unique experience for your class or youth group? Then come and spend an hour in our authentic one-room schoolhouse learning about our Kansas country school legacy, ciphering on slates, participating in a spelling bee and playing old-time games.
Ward Cabin Hearth Meals
Dine in the style of the 1800s at a Hearth Meal served at a fireside table in the Ward cabin. Diners are treated to special hearth-cooking demonstrations with a side dish of history, all provided by costumed volunteers. These family style meals are offered from Oct. 15 through March 15 with reservations for groups of 12-18. 

Menu: Hearth-cooked ham or smoked turkey, sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes, fruit, Dutch oven baked biscuits, hearth-baked molasses cookies, old-fashioned ice cream, cider and coffee.


Cost: $20 per person

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Ward-Meade Botanical Garden