Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site will be open late from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday nights in June and July. Visitors can tour the Heritage Center with its exhibits and orientation film, enjoy the grounds and animals, and visit the 1865 Mahaffie home free of charge.
Separate fees will be charged for stagecoach rides, and special "make and take" crafts and hands-on activities. As admission is free for these evening hours, Mahaffie season pass holders can use their pass to receive free tickets for the special activities. Season passes can be purchased at the admission counter on Thursday nights.
Each week will feature a specific theme and activities. The first week in June will emphasize 19th century farming; the next week, wagon trains and life on the western trails; the following week, cowboy history and skills; and the last week, nineteenth century childhood. Thursday, July 2nd, will feature a special tribute to Independence Day with a concert by the Olathe Civic Band and nineteenth century-style fireworks. The weekly themes will repeat starting on July 9th.
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm Historic Site is owned by the City of Olathe and administered by the Parks and Recreation Department. Mahaffie is the only working stagecoach stop left on the Santa Fe Trail, and is recognized as a component of the Santa Fe National Historic Trail by the National Park Service. Visit our website at www.mahaffie.org for more information or call 913-971-5111. Mahaffie also participates in the Kansas City Interpretive Site Coalition's Passport program. Beat the heat and enjoy this unique facility with fun for the whole family on Thursday nights this summer.