Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop - October 4, 2010

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Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm

October 4, 2010

Join the Fall Harvest at Mahaffie in October

Fall harvest is the theme in October at the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, 1200 Kansas City Rd., Olathe.  Visitors can help make apple butter, apple cider, pick corn, saw wood, prepare wheat for threshing, and of course ride the stagecoach.  Harvest-themed living history activities will be offered weekends in October.  Tuesday through Friday visitors may tour the Mahaffie house, explore the grounds and view the Heritage Center museum exhibit. 

In honor of the fall harvest, visitors may bring in two non-perishable food items to receive $1 off admission.  The food will be collected and delivered to a local food pantry at the end of the month.

Tiger Cub Scout Day
Mahaffie will host Tiger Cub Scout Day 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, October 23.  Tiger Cub Scouts can earn requirements for their Making My Family Special program as well as a special Mahaffie patch only offered during this program.  Scouts will learn about 19th Century games, take a stagecoach ride, and help with chores in the morning.  In the afternoon they will learn about harvesting crops.  Program registration is $10 per scout, accompanying adults are admitted free, additional siblings are $5 each.  Scouts should bring a sack lunch and water bottle and dress for the weather.  To register call 913.971.5111.  Scouts may register individually or as a den.  Payment is due the day of the event.

Cemetery Tour Tickets Going Fast
Tickets are still available for the popular fall historic cemetery tours, but are selling quickly.  The Historic Cemetery Tours offer a chance to learn more about the historic Olathe Cemetery from Mahaffie staff dressed in 19th Century clothing portraying historic people.  Tours begin at 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, and 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 14, Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16.  The tours meet at Northview Elementary School, 905 N. Walker.  Tickets may be purchased in advance at Mahaffie, 1200 Kansas City Rd., or call (913) 971-5111.


Come Visit Us!
Wednesday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: noon-4 p.m.

Weekdays: Historic house, grounds and exhibit open (no stagecoach rides)

Weekends: Historic house, grounds, exhibit, living history activities and stagecoach rides


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. 

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Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm
1200 Kanss City Rd; Olathe, KS 66061