The Shawnee Indian Mission Historic Site

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3403 W. 53rd Street

Fairway, Kansas 66205


The Shawnee Mission, like many other missions, was established as a manual training school attended by boys and girls from Shawnee, Delaware, and other American Indian nations from 1839 to 1862. Reverend Thomas Johnson established the Mission which also served as an early territorial capitol, supply point on the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails, and a camp for Union soldiers during the Civil War.

Visit this 12-acre National Historic Landmark in the middle of urban Johnson County and you will experience the rich tapestry of three historic buildings, period rooms and exhibits, and Kansas State Master gardens.

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