KC Edventures Guide for Ages 3-5

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm

Ride a stagecoach, see animals and learn how people lived 150 years ago.  Visit the kids hands-on kiosks for some informative history learning and enjoy a fun day exploring history.

Before Your Visit:

  • We suggest wearing sneakers as you will be touring a farming area and may want little feet covered during some of the activities.
  • Make sure to check the Events page to see if there are any special activites you may want to attend.
  • Strollers are allowed on the grounds but are not able to be brought through the house.
  • There's a small but adorable gift shop with some unique items and toys that fit the time period that the kids will enjoy.
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Explore Mahaffie:

  • Explore some of the interactive & hands-on kiosks in the Heritage building.  Kids will enjoy seeing what toys were popular during the 1860's, dressing like pioneers, and playing with the mail bags and telegraph.

  • Kids also love to visit the farm animals (cows, horses and chickens) who are kept on the property year-round.
  • Stagecoach rides are a highlight of the visit!  They are offered frequently from April - October.  Check the schedule for availability.
  • Play some games (such as xx) located on the first floor of the Mahaffie Home.
  • During special events, children are able to make crafts, play games and enjoy some experiences of life in the xxxx.


Learn More:

Pioneer printable puzzles & games: http://homeschooling.about.com/od/freeprintables/ss/pioneerprint.htm

Enjoy a few books before or after your visit:


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You might also enjoy a visit to:

  • Shawnee Town 1929
  • Lanesfield School (a historic one-room schoolhouse)
  • Deanna Rose Farmstead

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Additional Info

  • Nature & Animals: Farm Animals
  • Historic: Explorers & Trails, Native Americans