19 Elmore, Lecompton KS 66050
Territorial laws passed by the pro-slavery legislature were enforced from here, inflaming free-state passions. In the fall of 1857 prior to statehood, the pro-slavery Lecompton Constitutional Convention met in the second floor assembly room to adopt a constitution. That document never was adopted at the national level and, after the 1857 election, a free-state legislature met in the same room and began work on a free-state constitution. The site features restored rooms, the Lecompton Constitution, and other exhibits relating to the Kansas Territorial government.
Open 9 am-5 pm Wednesday-Saturday,
1-5 pm Sunday.
Baxter Springs Heritage Center, Baxter Springs • Black Jack Battlefield, Wellsville • Constitution Hall, Lecompton • John Brown Museum, Osawatomie • Kansas Museum of History, Topeka • Mine Creek Battlefield, Pleasanton • Watkins Museum, Lawrence