Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm

Saturday, March 5, 2016

This year when we jumped back into HOD Rev to Rev one of the first things we studied was new forms of travel. Stagecoaches were one of the ways we learned about. Kansas City is one of the best places to live for American history field trips for the period we are studying. We have quite a few landmarks within a short driving distance. This time we we visited Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm. This living museum preserves what frontier-trail life and stage coach travel was like. This is the last remaining stagecoach stop that is open for the public on the Sante Fe Trail.

The volunteers here are amazing! They always know the answers to the many questions I might be known to ask.
The kids enjoyed going for a ride in the stagecoach.

It wasn't long ago that we visited the Laura Ingalls Wilder farm, so it was fun seeing the covered wagons.

We got to see how they farmed the land.

The kids learned about sowing seeds.

They got to play some frontier games too!

The boys got pretty good at this with some practice. The object was to throw the circle with the sticks, and for the other person to catch them.

We spent some time in the cellar kitchen.

We also got to sample some common food of the time.

It is always neat seeing how people lived so long ago.

I love how simple things are yet there is always a touch of beauty.

Silas had fun with a Jacob's Ladder toy.

This is the boys' room in the house.

Of course field trips are always way more fun with friends!


  1. That looks like so much fun! My daughtwr love the Little House books, and I know she would love this trip!

  2. k, it's these rare finds I need to know about for our KC visit this summer! :) How fun to ride in a stagecoach plus all the other hands on fun. My kids would love this.

    1. So excited about your visit! There's a lot of stuff like this here! I'll make you a list :)


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