Constitution Hall

Constitution Hall

Constitution Hall


19 Elmore, Lecompton KS 66050
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  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. $3/adult.
785-887-6520
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