Mahaffie Begins Spring Season



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Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm

March 19, 2012

Mahaffie Begins Spring Season This Week

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, 1200 Kansas City Rd., Olathe, will participate in the Passport to Adventure Kick-Off on Saturday March 24 from noon to 4 p.m. The event will take place at the Bass Pro Shops in Independence, MO and is hosted by the Interpretive Site Coaltion. Mahaffie activities will include planting a sunflower seed, 19th century indoor games and grinding corn. The Kick Off is FREE and open to the public. Other historic sites and nature centers located in the Kansas City metro will participate.

With the spring season also comes the return of hands-on living history activities, including stagecoach rides, and the cellar of the historic Mahaffie house will be open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.  Visitors can get a hands-on look at springtime on an 1860s farm.  See how farmers would prepare their crops, taste what is cooking on Mrs. Mahaffie's stove, take a stagecoach ride and more!  On Saturday March 24, enjoy a Livestock Talk at 1 p.m. Some activities are weather permitting.  Admission is $6/adults, $4/children ages 5-11, Olathe residents receive $1 off. The Heritage Center only will be open Wednesdays through Fridays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Other upcoming spring activities now open for registration are the Brownie Girl Scout Days Saturday March 31 and Satuday April 21, Spring Home School Day Thursday April 19 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and the Sunday, April 22 historic cemetery tours. Visit for details. 

Thank you to all who visited for Spring Break Living History activities this past weekend. Mahaffie hosted around 350 visitors throughout the four days. Enjoy a picture of the calf feeding bottle demonstration from Friday March 16.










Up to date photos of Living History activities are available on the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop Facebook page.  


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.