Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site

1200 Kansas City Rd.
Olathe, KS 66061- Map It
(913) 971-5111

AAA Editor Notes

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site is w. of jct. I-35 and SR 150, at 1200 Kansas City Rd. In 1857 Indiana farmer J.B. Mahaffie arrived in Olathe with his wife and five children to purchase land for farming; by 1865 he reputedly had the largest farm and livestock herd in Olathe township. From 1865 to 1869 Mahaffie's farm was used as a stagecoach stop, and the basement of the house served as a dining room for travelers. Visitors can see the wood peg barn, stone icehouse and house that Mahaffie built as well as interact with costumed interpreters depicting life in the 1860s. The Heritage Center is a visitor center housing a small museum with a timeline and a Mahaffie family biography. Available activities vary by season; phone ahead. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Apr.-Oct. (includes Heritage Center and Mahaffie House) $7; $5 (ages 5-11). Rest of year (Heritage Center only) $3; $2 (ages 5-11).
Hours: Mahaffie House, blacksmith and Heritage Center, Wed.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. noon-4, Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day; Sat.-Sun. 10-4, Apr.-May and Sept.-Oct. Stagecoach rides are offered Apr.-Oct. Schedule may vary based on special events; phone ahead to confirm schedule. Closed major holidays.