Here in 1855, representatives of the Free State Kansas government, elected by the people of Kansas Territory, wrote the Topeka Constitution banning slavery in the future state of Kansas.
By 1857, Constitution Hall was headquarters for Underground Railroad operations on the Lane Trail to freedom in the north.
From 1864-1869, Constitution Hall was Kansas' first Capitol.
Restoring the building facade is now in progress (May 2021.)
Friends of the Free State Capitol Inc. is restoring Constitution Hall, 427-429 S. Kansas Avenue in Topeka, Kansas.
We are a Partner in Freedoms Frontier National Heritage Area and a Partner site of the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.