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.


   

The restored building facade is nearly complete (September 2021.)

Friends of the Free State Capitol is restoring Constitution Hall, 427-429 S. Kansas Avenue, in Topeka, Kansas.

Partner in Freedoms Frontier National Heritage Area and a Partner site of the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.