Trading Post Museum

Learn about the oldest, still-occupied settlement in Kansas. Trading Post was established prior to 1825 as a trade center.

The Trading Post Museum is located in Trading Post , the oldest existing settlement in Kansas (just outside of Pleasanton, Kansas). Among the artifacts displayed in the Trading Post Museum are Indian flint and clothing, early weapons, bullets from the Civil War battle fought here, early pioneer household goods, and more.

Along with the main building, you can tour the 1886 schoolhouse, the Amos Tubbs cabin, and a machine shop. The museum houses Linn County tax ledger books from 1863 forward, census records, Trading Post school records, obituaries, marriage records for Linn County, cemetery records, as well as many photographs of area residents.

The Museum also houses a large genealogy library and resources. Open regular hours and by appointment.

Contact Information

15710 N 4th St

Pleasanton, KS 66075

From KS Hwy 52, turn south on Valley Rd (.2 miles east of Hwy 69), follow road to Trading Post.

Phone: 913-352-6441


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AC / Heating

Group Tours



Research Library


Wheel Chair Accessible