Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site

This state historic site in Fairway, Kansas, was established in 1839 as a Methodist Manual Training School. Children from 23 tribes attended the school before the site became a Union Soldiers encampment during the Civil War.

Shawnee Mission, like many other missions, was established as a manual training school attended by boys and girls from Shawnee, Delaware, and other Indian nations from 1839 to 1866. Visit this 12-acre National Historic Landmark and learn the stories of those who lived there.

Contact Information

3403 W 53rd

Fairway, KS 66205

Phone: 913-262-0867


Location Type


Living History

Historic Home


Interpretive Signs

Natural Area

National Register of Historic Places

Walking Tours

Site Info

AC / Heating

Bus / RV Parking

Group Tours

Hiking Trails



Research Library


Water Fountain

Wheel Chair Accessible