J.B. Mahaffie Had a Farm

Famous as a stagecoach stop, the Mahaffie farming operation was even more important to the family.  Discover farm life in the 1860s.

Recommended Age/Grade Level

Recommended for Grades 3-8

Curriculum Concepts

This program is designed to meet curriculum standards for both Kansas and Missouri schools including economics, social studies and history standards. 

Hands-On Activities

This program is typically split into four different educational activities with students rotating between the stations.  Activities can include but are not limited to:

  • Help with farm chores-"I liked stripping the sorghum after we picked it."-3rd Grade Student
  • Visit the animals
  • Visit the Blacksmith
  • Stagecoach ride

"They loved every hands-on, interpretive activity," 4th grade teacher

Special Events

View the grounds map to learn about parking and get a birds eye view of the site.

Learn about James and Lucinda Mahaffie and their historic Stagecoach Stop & Farm.