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Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site

1515 SE Monroe, Topeka, KS 66612-1143
+1 785-354-4273
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A glimpse into history

Even though this historic site is small (the displays only take up the first floor of the school... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Raleigh, North Carolina
History Lesson

I was glad we had the time to tour this historic site. The film in the auditorium sets the tone for... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Iron River, Michigan
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The Monroe Elementary School, one of the segregated schools involved in the 1954 Supreme Court decision aimed at ending segregation in public schools, is now a National Historic Site commemorating this landmark ruling.
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1515 SE Monroe, Topeka, KS 66612-1143
+1 785-354-4273
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Reviewed yesterday

Even though this historic site is small (the displays only take up the first floor of the school), it is packed with history, from the first Africans that were brought to this land up through the present day. I thoroughly enjoyed this experience and I...More

Thank GCC25
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was glad we had the time to tour this historic site. The film in the auditorium sets the tone for your tour and also gives an excellent summary of the history of segregation and of civil rights in general. The old school site gives...More

Thank danielhU900MC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a remarkable museum. I wasn't expecting the stunning displays and interactive components. Don't miss this!

Thank Countrygirl66044
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just happened upon this place on recommendation of another in town. Very well done exhibit of the civil rights movement in Kansas and learned some things we did not know.

1  Thank foodfancierEastCoast
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

The setting for this exhibit is perfect. All classrooms are full of information and the overall experience allows you to ingest yourself into the moment/movement. The kindergarten classroom was amazing and showed an in-depth experience of a 5 year olds school day.

1  Thank carol c
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This historical site is a schoolhouse, which makes it evocative of the history it covers. The displays are very well done, and appeal to both intellect and emotion. I was a young child during the era that spawned Brown v. Board, so I did not...More

Thank travelinggranny2014
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Terrific exhibits throughout - There is a lot of great information of people I had heard of and others I had not. It is a former Separate but Equal school - with a kindergarten classroom display. The Park Ranger was terrific - He checked on...More

1  Thank LP8011
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This place is awesome and I enjoyed everything about it. I also learned a great deal of what happened here. I highly recommend you go and take your children, no matter how much they protest....take them. I promise you won't be sorry and you will...More

Thank cindyn919
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Much more than I expected. An important part of civil rights history. Docents were informed and eager to please.

Thank Lynette A
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

This very well-done museum is well worth the time you can spend. The self-guided tour is located in an old elementary school. We learned lots of information we had not heard before. In light of recent events, it was a reminder how bad things used...More

Thank Chicaalegre
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25 November 2017|
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Response from Lynette A | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know, because we went during the week, but I think it is open every day, except major holidays.
24 November 2017|
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Response from cindyn919 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.....They are open except on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. It is a awesome place! And there is handicap parking in the back.
6 September 2017|
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Response from Previa1994 | Reviewed this property |
The more time you spend the more you learn and appreciate the history!