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Parsons Historical Museum

401 S. 18th St.
Parsons, KS 67357

Steve Farrell


Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri 1:00 PM -  4:00 PM
Sat 1:00 PM -  4:00 PM
Sun 1:00 PM -  4:00 PM
First full weekend in May through last weekend in October (Call for appointment)


  • Historic
  • Museum
About the Parsons Historical Museum
Come in and see the past come to life as you explore the variety of items on display. From the moment you walk through the door, you literally step on a piece of area history. The Parsons Historical Museum maintains a fine collection that is open to the public six months of the year, and by appointment.

Exhibits trace the development of Parsons from its beginnings through the present day. The museum records every day life in different eras, in addition to showing how world events affected the City.

Museum Highlights
Museum highlights include:
  • A large stone embedded in the entrance way taken from the home of the infamous Bender family
  • A complete old-time dentist office
  • Several rooms complete with furniture from the late 1800s and early 1900s
  • The first piano in Parsons
  • A large photographic collection of people, places, the MKT Railroad, and events from Parsons' great past

After viewing all the wonderful displays representing Parsons' history, visit the Iron Horse Museum accessible through the Parsons Historical Museum.