Visiting Us


The Stockade Museum is in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, on the south side of US Highway 160.  The main entrance is on the north side of the stockade, facing Highway 160.  Our street address is

Medicine Lodge Stockade Museum
209 W. Fowler Ave.
Medicine Lodge, Kansas 67104

See our location on Google maps


We have a small parking lot across the highway from the museum. You may also park on any of the side streets near the museum.

Wheelchair Access

The entrance, gift shop, and main gallery are wheelchair accessible. From the main gallery to the Stockade yard, which contains outside exhibits, it’s a bit awkward but should be doable, especially if you have a friend to help.  There are no sidewalks in the yard, just grass.  There is a ramp to the porch of the Smith Log Cabin, but the doorways are not wide enough for a wheelchair.  The Carry Nation Home also has standard-width doors, plus there are several steps to get in or out.  The hallway leading to the only bathrooms (in the main building) is too narrow for a wheelchair, though a person with a walker would be fine.


Our regular hours are given below; we are closed on major holidays.  For special occasions we are often open extended hours; for details see the schedule for the special occasion.  We are happy to accommodate visitors other times by prior arrangement.

Sunday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday – Friday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM

(weather permitting)

Holiday Closings

We are closed on these holidays.

New Year’s Day
Memorial Day
July 4th
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day

We are usually open on these days, unless they fall on a day of the week that we are normally closed.

Martin Luther King Day
President’s Day
Columbus Day
Veteran’s Day
the day after Thanksgiving
New Year’s Eve

Other Closings

Sometimes we are closed on additional days.  When that happens, it will be announced on the home page of our website or on our Facebook page.


Adults 15-54 — $5
Seniors 55 and older — $4
Children 7-14 — $3
Young children under 7 — Free
Friends of the Museum family pass — $30

Your ticket also admits you to the Carry Nation Home next door.

Other Area Attractions

The Medicine Lodge area has other attractions, especially for those interested in history or the out of doors. These websites can help you find attractions to complement your visit to the Medicine Lodge Stockade Museum and Carry Nation Home.

The Peace Treaty Pageant is held every 3 years in late September. In the off years, the Peace Treaty Festival is held, which offers many of the same activities, but no pageant.  The next pageant is in 2024.  See Medicine Lodge Peace Treaty for more information.

The beautiful Gyp Hills are southwest of Medicine Lodge. There are many possible activities, including hiking and horseback riding.  Almost all the land is private property, so be sure to obtain permission from the property owners. Visit the Gyp Hills – The Beautiful Gypsum Hills of Kansas will help you find activities that interest you.

Check out this list of Outdoor Attractions in South Central Kansas, starting with Barber County, of which Medicine Lodge is the county seat.

And watch this fantastic video by Nick Abt to get a sense of what the Gyp Hills has to offer.

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