Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, Kansas

Mailing Address:
1515 SE Monroe Street
Topeka, KS 66612-1143

(785) 354-4273

Description: The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education (1954) is one of the most pivotal opinions ever rendered by that body. This landmark decision highlights the U.S. Supreme Court’s role in affecting changes in national and social policy. Often when people think of the case, they remember a little girl whose parents sued so that she could attend an all-white school in her neighborhood. In reality, the story of Brown v. Board of Education is far more complex.

What To Do: Whether you have 30 minutes or several hours at the site, learn more about the history of segregation in America, the Brown v. Board of Education decision, and the legacy of the case around the world. You can also visit nearby attractions listed here. There are also outdoor activities you’ll surely enjoy such as having lunch at the picnic tables, bringing a kite or Frisbee and play on the historic playground, walking on the Landon Trail and more.

Toilets /Showers: Restrooms are accessible.

Operating Hours: Brown v. Board of Education NHS is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The site is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

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