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Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm invites visitors of all ages to discover a working 1860s farm with horses, chickens, sheep, and other livestock. You and your family can engage in some of the activities that were a part of daily life for the Mahaffie family and their neighbors. Mahaffie is open year round, activities and admission vary by day and by season. 

Hours & Activities

Hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Activities and admission vary by day and by season.

Monday-Friday, November-March

  • Enjoy visiting exhibits in the Heritage Center, the Agricultural Heritage Livestock Barn and explore the grounds. Watch videos about the Mahaffie family and the Border/Civil War in the Heritage Center. 
  • Admission: $3/adults, $2/children ages 5-11, children 4 & under are free. 
  • Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Weekends, November-March 

  • Visit the Mahaffie House.
  • Enjoy visiting exhibits in the Heritage Center, the Agricultural Heritage Livestock Barn, and explore the grounds. Watch videos about the Mahaffie family, and the Border/Civil War in the Heritage Center. 
  • Admission: $3/adults, $2/children ages 5-11, children 4 & under are free. 
  • Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday. 

Begin your visit in the Heritage Center:

  • Park in the Heritage Center parking lot.
  • Pay your admission.
  • Pick up your map of the days’ activities.
  • Visit exhibits and watch a 10 minute video about the Mahaffie Farm.
  • Visit the Mahaffie Market gift shop for your souvenirs.
  • Enjoy a short walk to the Mahaffie grounds where you can visit the same limestone farmhouse built in 1865 by James 'Beatty' Mahaffie. Activities vary by season. 

Admission

Admission can vary for special activities and seasons.

  • Non-Living History season: (All days November-March. Monday and Tuesday, Memorial Day-Labor Day. Weekdays April, May, September and October.)
    • Adults: $3/person
    • Children: $2/person ages 5-11, 4 and under are free
    • Olathe Residents: $1 off admission

1860s Regular Living History season: (Wednesday-Sunday, Memorial Day-Labor Day. Weekends April, May, September, and October)

  • Adults: $7/person
  • Children: $5/person ages 5 to 11, 4 and under are free
  • Olathe Residents: $2 off admission

Wednesday through Sunday, Memorial Day through Labor Day

 1860s Regular Living History Activities:

    • Stagecoach rides: 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. (no 10:30 a.m. stagecoach ride on Sunday)* 
    • Blacksmith demonstrations: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
    • Farmer at Work: 11:45 a.m. & 2:15 p.m. Work activities change daily, depending on the need. You may be able to help care for animals, help water the garden, or see an animal power demonstration. (no 11:45 a.m. Farmer at Work on Sunday)
    • Help with evening chores at 3:30 p.m. 
    • Enjoy visiting the exhibits in the Heritage Center and Agricultural Heritage Livestock barn. Watch videos about the Mahaffie family and the Border/Civil War and visit the Mahaffie Market gift shop. 
    • All activities included with admission: $7/adults, $5/children ages 5-11, children 4 & under are free, Olathe residents receive $2/off admission
    • Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Monday and Tuesday Memorial Day through Labor Day

  • Enjoy visiting exhibits in the Heritage Center, the Agricultural Heritage Livestock Barn and explore the grounds. Watch videos about the Mahaffie family and the Border/Civil War in the Heritage Center. 
  • Admission: $3/adults, $2/children ages 5-11, children 4 & under are free. 
  • Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Holidays

Mahaffie is closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day  (Mahaffie will close Sunday, December 30-Tuesday, January 1, 2019)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Easter Sunday 
  • Memorial Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans’ Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day (Mahaffie will close Sunday, December 23-Tuesday, December 25) 
  • Mahaffie is open Independence Day

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