Here in 1855, Free State representatives voted to ban 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.
Now in restoration. Group tours offered.
Restoring the building facade is now in progress (March 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.