• Exterior of Brown v. Board of Education NHS, the former Monroe Elementary School, at night.

    Brown v. Board of Education

    National Historic Site Kansas

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Plan Your Visit

Directions
The site is located at 1515 SE Monroe Street, Topeka, KS, 66612. For specific details on how to get here, click here.

 

Operating Hours
Unless otherwise noted, the site is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, except the site is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Still have questions? Click here for more information.

 

Fees and Reservations
There is no entrance fee to tour the site or the grounds. Groups of 10 or more are encouraged to complete a Group Reservation Form. Click here for more information on reservations.

 

Things To Do
What is at the site? Are there any special events or exhibits? What is nearby? Check out more details about the site's exhibits and calendar of events to plan a visit by clicking here.

 

Things to Know Before You Come
In this section, look for information regarding where to park, which items can or cannot be brought into the site, and locate nearby hotels and restaurants. Find all of this and more by clicking here.

 

Brochures
Download a copy of the "From Brown to Brown:Topeka's Civil Rights Story" brochure to visit historic sites in Topeka involved in the struggle from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement. Click here for more information about the brochure and a map of the Topeka sites.

Did You Know?

United States Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court charged states to move with “all deliberate speed” to end segregation in public schools in 1955 in what is known as Brown II.--Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site