Make sure you stop inside while it’s open and sign the guest book. You can also place a stick-pin in a map on the wall showing exactly where you’re from. I did.
The Center shows a 27-minute docudrama called “Lawrence: Free State Fortress.” The 1998 Kan Film Festival “Best Film” chronicles the first 10 years of Lawrence’s history and culminates with Quantrill’s Raid of the city in 1863. The film is shown on weekends every hour, on the hour, and weekdays by request. There is no admission charge, and copies of the film are available for purchase. Also available for purchase is postcards, Kansas chalk, and other memorobilia at good prices. The chalk was $1 for a nice sized piece wrapped with blue and red ribbon.
The staff there is friendly, and the bathroom was clean. When the guy saw I was from Pennsylvania, he asked me to explain why it’s called the Keystone State, so I did.
If you’re lucky, you’ll get to see trains come through on the working tracks behind the depot. I was there maybe fifteen minutes and got to see two separate trains come through.over 5 years ago