• 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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Outdoor Activities

View of the four handicapped-accessible picnic tables looking towards the historic playground and the site.

Picnic Tables
The site has four handicapped accessible picnic tables in the shade.

 
View from historic playground from the backstop looking towards the site.

Historic Playground and Backstop
Bring your favorite sports equipment and enjoy the historic playground as the former students used to.

 
Ranger Randy stands next to the Landon Trail at a sign recognizing our adoption of a section of the trail for cleanup.

Landon Nature Trail
Take or walk or ride your bike on the trail. The site's parking lot is located at the trailhead of the Landon Trail, the only trail in America which connects and crosses both historic national trails -- the Santa Fe Trail and the Oregon Trail. The Landon Nature Trail is a wonderful place to walk the dog and pursue a healthy lifestyle for the whole family.

 
A bison monument from the former Kansas Vocational School located in Cushinberry Park.

Cushinberry Park
Located on the east side of the site, Cushinberry Park has a basketball court and playground equipment. After playing, take a moment and use the grills to cook your food and have lunch at the picnic tables. Take a picture with the bison statue!

Did You Know?

Charles Hamilton Houston

The national strategy to use the courts to challenge segregation in public education began with the NAACP under the leadership of attorney Charles Hamilton Houston in the 1930’s.--Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site More...