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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.

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)* *Weather Alert* If the heat index reaches 105 degrees, stagecoach rides will be replaced with another hands-on horse activity. We want to ensure the safety of our horses. Thank you for understanding. 
    • 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.

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. 

Monday-Friday, April, May, September and October

  • 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, April, May, September and October

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.

Admission

Admission can vary for special activities and seasons.

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

Holidays

Mahaffie is closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day  
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Easter Sunday 
  • Memorial Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans’ Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day 
  • Mahaffie is open Independence Day

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