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Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site (US)

Open from: 
1979
Member of EXARC: 
No
Member of ICOM: 
No

The Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site, locally known as the Mahaffie farmstead, is located in Olathe, Kansas. The house was originally a stop along the Oregon and California Trails, which originated in nearby Westport, Missouri. The house's heyday came with large numbers of westbound travelers of the 1860s.

The house has now been converted into a museum and gift shop. It is situated on almost 40 acres (160,000 m²) of land. It frequently hosts American Civil War reenactments, with a focus on events connected to Bleeding Kansas and bushwhackers. There is also an in-house blacksmith and other various era-specific artisans.

The original farm was founded by James Beatty Mahaffie and his wife Lucinda, in 1858. They ran it until 1870 and stayed on the farm until 1886. The existing house was completed by Mahaffie in 1865. It includes two foot thick limestone blocks quarried from the farm itself.

Country: 
Era(s): 
Years: 
1858-1865

Location

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site
1200 Kansas City Road
66061 Olathe , KS
United States
Phone: 
(1) 913-971-5111