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Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm

October 5, 2011

Historic Cemetery Tourscemetery tour

Reserve your tickets today by calling (913) 971-5111!

Learn about the historic Olathe Cemetery from Mahaffie staff dressed in 19th Century clothing.  Tours will be held October 13, 14 and 15 and begin at 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.  Tickets are $5/adults, $4/children ages 5-11.  Some tours are sold out - but many tickets are still available.  Tours meet at Northview Elementary School, 905 N. Walker. 

As a special feature this year, the City of Olathe will remember Civil War veterans buried in the Olathe Memorial Cemetery with a special ceremony and dedication at the Civil War circle located in the cemetery.  The dedication of ten new markers will take place on Saturday, October 15, beginning at 5 p.m., followed by the annual walking tour of the cemetery.

The Civil War circle statue was a gift to the City from the Olathe Chapter of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1863. An American Flag of 1861 flies in the circle.


Mahaffie Celebrates 150 Years of Kansas at Statewide Celebration

The Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop will help celebrate Kansas's 150th birthday at a statewide celebration in Wichita Saturday, October 8.  The Kansas 150 Festival is a day-long birthday celebration featuring a parade, a fair with historic reenactors, Kansas attractions and food vendors, arts and cultural products, and a concert.  The festival is being organized by civic leaders, and is endorsed by Governor Sam Brownback, the Kansas Association of Counties and the League of Kansas Municipalities.

The Mahaffie stagecoach will participate in the parade and staff dressed in period clothing will participate as reenactors in the fair following the parade.  Come visit us if you're in Wichita!  Visit this website for more information about the Kansas 150 Festival.

Closer to home Saturday, Mahaffie will have information and activities availabile at a community outreach event at Olathe’s Y Bar H Outpost and Pet, 1030 E. Santa Fe, Olathe. 

Harvest Activities in October at Mahaffie

Harvest Month
All October
October is harvest month with activities including making cider, chopping wood, learning about the oxen and other farm animals, and harvesting corn.  During the month of October visitors will receive $1 off admission for every two or more cans of food they bring to be donated to the Harvesters food bank.

Tiger Cub Scout Day
October 22; 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Tiger Cub Scouts can earn requirements for their Making My Family Special program as well as a special Mahaffie patch offered only during this program. $10/scout, accompanying adults are admitted free.  To register call (913) 971-5111.  More information about at

Trick or Treat Off the Street
Saturday, October 29; 4-6 p.m.
Trick or treat on the Mahaffie grounds. $3/person, ages 3 and up.  No registration required.

Visit the Historic Site

Saturdays and Sundays: The historic house, site grounds and Heritage Center are open.  This includes stagecoach rides and living history activities.  Stagecoach rides will be given on the half-hour.  Learn more about different areas of the historic site with brief presentations by Mahaffie staff at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturdays and at 1 and 3 p.m. on Sundays. Call for topic details; presentations vary by available staff.  Admission is $6 for adults; $4 for children ages 5-11, under 4 are admitted free.  (Olathe residents receive $1 off admission with proof of residency.)

Wednesdays through Fridays: Visit the historic grounds and Heritage Center exhibit.  The historic house will be closed and stagecoach rides will not be offered.  Admission is $3 for adults; $2 for chidlren ages 5-11, under 4 are admitted free.  (Olathe residents receive $1 off admission with proof of residency.)

The historic house will be closed for the winter November-March.  Please visit the Heritage Center or join us for one of our winter special events.

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 Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site is operated by the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Olathe. Open hours, stagecoach operations, living history activities, special events and programs vary seasonally.  Access is limited in the winter months and the site is closed major holidays. Please call or visit our website for current times and dates,  (913) 971-5111.

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Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm
1200 Kansas City Rd; Olathe, KS 66061
Open Wednesday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.