Here in 1855, Free State representatives voted to ban slavery in the Topeka Constitution for the future state of Kansas.


Here in 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 (July 2020.)

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.

Friends of the Free State Capitol Inc.

PO Box 2551

Topeka, Kansas 66601           © 2015, 2018.

Constitution Hall in 1856

Topeka, Kansas Territory