• 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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Things To Do

Indoor Activities
Whether you have 30 minutes or several hours at the site, learn more about how segregation came to be, the Brown v. Board of Education case, and the legacy of the case around the world. For more information about the exhibits, click here.


Schedule of Events
Search the calendar before visiting to see if there are any special activities or site closures by clicking here. The site is closed on federal holidays except Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.


Nearby Attractions
Coming to Brown v. Board of Education NHS and want to visit some other local sites of interest? Click here for more information about Topeka, other sites in Kansas, and the other four national parks in the state.


Special Events
Brown v. Board of Education NHS is always planning new and exciting special events for our visitors. Click here for detailed information about these events.


Outdoor Activities
Enjoy lunch at the picnic tables. Bring a kite or a frisbee and play on the historic playground. Go for a walk on the Landon Trail. Take some time and enjoy the outdoors! Click here to see pictures of amenities available.

Did You Know?

NAACP Lawyers

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...