Democratic Headquarters of Kansas Territory in Lecompton

Visit the headquarters of the Territorial Kansas Democratic Party during the territorial period. Home of the Bald Eagle Rendezvous event, held every September.

The headquarters was bulit by Italian stonemason Mark Migilario c. 1850s, possibly the first dwelling in Lecompton and the residence of William Simmons and his son Thomas who made their living fishing and operating a ferry on the Kansas River. Used later as a railroad pay station and as a private residence. Stone addition added later to log cabin. All that remains now is the stone addition.

Only open on special occasions.

Contact Information

720 E 2nd Street

Lecompton, KS 66050

Phone: 785-887-6148


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Living History

Interpretive Signs

Walking Tours

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Bus / RV Parking