Legler Barn Museum
The mission of the Legler Barn Museum Complex is to preserve, collect, exhibit, research, and educate the public about the history of the region of Lenexa, Kansas from prehistoric times to the present.
This Stone Barn, built by Adam Legler in 1864, was orginally situated on the Santa Fe Trail at the corner of 95th and Quivira, Lenexa, Kansas. In 1983 it was reconstructed at its current location in Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park in Lenexa. Today the barn houses Lenexa's History Museum, operated by the City of Lenexa. The Lenexa Historical Society provides assistance to the City through use of LHS' collection of historical artifacts and expertise in designing local historical and engaging exhibits. Guided tours are provided by trained City staff and Lenexa Historical Society volunteers.
Wednesday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed on all official City holidays.
Additional days and times available for tour groups by appointment.
Located in Lenexa's beautiful Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park at the southeast corner of 87th Street Parkway and Lackman Road.
14907 West 87th Street Parkway, Lenexa, Kansas
(1 mile east of I-435 and 2 miles west of I-35 on 87th Street Parkway)
The Legler Barn Museum houses the history of the city of Lenexa and the area. Built in 1864 by the early Lenexa resident Adam Legler, the Legler barn is one of the few stone barns still in existence in Kansas. It was originally situated on the Santa Fe Trail at the corner of 95th and Quivira, Lenexa, Kansas, and reconstructed in 1983 at its current location in Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park. Both temporary and permanent exhibits fill the spaces once held by livestock. Wednesday, visitors receive a special treat with a live demonstration by the Legler Barn Quilters.
A renovated Prairie Schooner "Conestoga Wagon" was added to the museum complex collection in 1989. This restored Prairie Schooner Wagon is complete with over 65 authentic and reproduced accessories considered by settlers to be the necessities for early day prairie travel.
A reproduction Sod House was at one time featured on the property. The sod house was erected as an Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project and provided a unique glimpse into life on the prairies. Built with traditional sod house techniques, one marvels how pioneers managed to live in such a house. Additional information about the sod house and the project is available in the museum.
The 1912-13 Frisco Train Depot relocated from old town Lenexa.
The Strang Line Waiting Station is located next to the Northern Pacific Caboose. The Missouri & Kansas Interurban Railroad developed by William Strang became known as the Strang Line. The Wiedemann waiting station once used by the residents in the Morrison Ridge subdivision now houses the history of the rail line it once serviced.
The LHS Herb Garden is kept by volunteers of the Lenexa Historical Society. The garden is filled with a variety of herbs and flowering plants. Take an educational walk through the garden path or simply relax on the wooden benches.
Tours to the Complex can be designed to fit any visiting group. Each site is usually scheduled for twenty minutes, with the Barn Museum comprising two floors requiring about forty minutes. Student tours are encouraged to form groups of ten to fifteen students with a chaperone for each group.