Tonganoxie Community Historical Society

Located on 10 acres of the original Frank Fairchild Dairy Farm, est. 1884. The museum is housed in the hay barn and milking parlor. The site also is home to the 1916 Honey Valley School house, the 1918 Reno Methodist Church, and a 1936 fire pumper truck.  Go back to the mid-1850s and the beginning of the town of Tonganoxie.

EXPERIENCE history through the lens of a small town named for a Delaware Indian.

DISCOVER the story of prehistoric people in this area and see the artifacts they left behind.

LEARN about the Native American tribes and immigrants who shaped this community. 

EXPLORE the Fairchild-Knox hay barn and milking parlor, where "farmer ingenuity" created one of the largest dairies in the state of Kansas.

IMAGINE education in a one room school house. Honey Valley School was established in 1869, the 56th school district in Leavenworth County. The school did not close until 1958.

STROLL to the remains of the Fairchild Spring House, a source of clean, cool water for the dairy and nineteenth century travelers before.

Contact Information

201 W. Washington

Tonganoxie, KS 66086

Phone: 913-845-2960


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Interpretive Signs

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AC / Heating

Bus / RV Parking


Group Meeting Room

Group Tours




Wheel Chair Accessible