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Welcome Center under construction in December 2023

Restoring Constitution Hall honors pioneers who stood for the expansion of freedoms in 1855 and made Kansas a new state free of slavery in 1861. The Welcome Center, now under construction through September 2024, will for the first time in over a century give public access to this important landmark building.


Before touring the restored Kansas Capitol dome on Capitol Square just six blocks south, citizens and visitors will see and touch Constitution Hall, 1855 landmark of nationally important events in America's enduring struggle for freedoms.

. . . Constitution Hall alone represents the important events of the Free State Movement and first antislavery Kansas constitution. The west wall and cellar doors vividly recall the Underground Railroad and Lane Trail to Freedom.


Statement, Office of the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places

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