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Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site

1515 SE Monroe, Topeka, KS 66612-1143
+1 785-354-4273
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nice exhibit

Just happened upon this place on recommendation of another in town. Very well done exhibit of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
east coast
Excellent Exhibit

The setting for this exhibit is perfect. All classrooms are full of information and the overall... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
carol c
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The Monroe Elementary School, one of the segregated schools involved in the 1954 Supreme Court decision aimed at ending segregation in public schools, is now a National Historic Site commemorating this landmark ruling.
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1515 SE Monroe, Topeka, KS 66612-1143
+1 785-354-4273
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just happened upon this place on recommendation of another in town. Very well done exhibit of the civil rights movement in Kansas and learned some things we did not know.

1  Thank foodfancierEastCoast
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The setting for this exhibit is perfect. All classrooms are full of information and the overall experience allows you to ingest yourself into the moment/movement. The kindergarten classroom was amazing and showed an in-depth experience of a 5 year olds school day.

1  Thank carol c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This historical site is a schoolhouse, which makes it evocative of the history it covers. The displays are very well done, and appeal to both intellect and emotion. I was a young child during the era that spawned Brown v. Board, so I did not...More

Thank travelinggranny2014
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Terrific exhibits throughout - There is a lot of great information of people I had heard of and others I had not. It is a former Separate but Equal school - with a kindergarten classroom display. The Park Ranger was terrific - He checked on...More

1  Thank LP8011
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This place is awesome and I enjoyed everything about it. I also learned a great deal of what happened here. I highly recommend you go and take your children, no matter how much they protest....take them. I promise you won't be sorry and you will...More

Thank cindyn919
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Much more than I expected. An important part of civil rights history. Docents were informed and eager to please.

Thank Lynette A
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

This very well-done museum is well worth the time you can spend. The self-guided tour is located in an old elementary school. We learned lots of information we had not heard before. In light of recent events, it was a reminder how bad things used...More

Thank Chicaalegre
Reviewed 25 September 2017

The exhibits were very interesting from a historical and informational perspective. I wasn't aware of the other school cases for desegregation nor did I realize the year was 1954.

Thank RD M
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We visited the Site and it was a tremendous learning experience. Everyone should take the time to visit it and learn. By the time you have experience the videos and have seen the displays, you will walk away affected by the experience. The experience is...More

Thank j0hnt43
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The exhibits were wonderful. I learned so much about the 5 different school cases from Kansas, South Carolina, Virginia, and Delaware. The case overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson decision of 1896, which allowed state-sponsored segregation. Topeka had brick schools and similar physical set-up to the...More

Thank JudyBethesda
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7 September 2017|
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Response from Previa1994 | Reviewed this property |
The more time you spend the more you learn and appreciate the history!
12 April 2017|
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Response from bLiselotte | Reviewed this property |
You can spend about 1-2 hours
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Response from eliza-china | Reviewed this property |
Yes from 9-5pm daily.