This week, Olathe Parks & Recreation is featuring Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm as part of Olathe's National Parks & Recreation Month celebration. The nationally recognized historic site is celebrated by the National Park Service as the only working stagecoach stop left on the Santa Fe Trail.
Beginning the weekend of July 11, and continuing through the weekend of August 17, Olathe Parks & Recreation will feature living history activities at Mahaffie on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays with a focus on special themes for the entire family. Farmin' Fridays will focus on farm chores, giving participants the opportunity to engage in activities such as churning butter, grinding corn, or cutting firewood. On Trailside Saturdays, the focus will be life on the Western trails during which participants might have the opportunity to witness fireside cooking demonstrations, mold bullets, explore the prairie schooner, or learn about oxen. In many 19th Century homes, Sunday was often a day of rest. On Fun Sundays, staff will lead 19th Century games and recreational activities such as croquet, baseball, parlor games, and playing with period toys. Activities will vary each week.
Mahaffie is open Wednesday thru Sunday; Wed-Sat 10-4; Sun, 12-4.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children Friday/Saturday/Sunday and includes stagecoach rides on those three days.
Wednesday and Thursday admission is $4 for adults & $2 for children 5-10.
Olathe residents receive a $1 discount on each person with valid identification.