Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site

Located in Kansas, the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site is the home of Monroe Elementary School, which was previously a segregated grade school. In 1992, this school was declared a historic site thanks to its involvement in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court Case. Today, you can view this school and engage in outdoor activities such as picnicking. There’s a historic playground and backstop as well as a few hiking options. The school has an auditorium that features a film about race, and there are several other exhibits to view while you’re visiting this historic site.

Where to Stay

RV Parks & Campgrounds Near Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site

The Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site is located in Topeka, and renting an RV is a convenient and wonderful way of exploring this particular historic location. When renting, you’ll have multiple campground options where you can set up your RV. Renting an RV from RVshare makes this area very easy to explore, and just about every type of RV, from teardrop trailers to Class A motorhomes, is available.

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Things to Do

Things To Do Near Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site

Since this site was so important to the Civil Rights Movement, you’ll find a few interesting places to visit. The Kindergarten Room is the home of the original kindergarten, and it has been restored to its original 1954 appearance. Additionally, while here, you can also visit “The Road to Brown v Board of Education” as well as “The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education” exhibits. Each of these displays presents short films and historical installations to help educate visitors. In addition to the indoor activities, there’s also a hiking trail called the Landon Nature Trail.

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How To Get To Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site

From Topeka, head south on S Kansas Avenue toward 10th Avenue. Turn left after the Subway restaurant. Turn right onto Southeast Monroe St, and the destination will be on the right.

Address

1515 SE Monroe St, Topeka, KS 6612

Fee: Entry fee $0

The Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site and Preserve is an opportunity for visitors to learn more about an essential part of American history. Monroe Elementary School is presented in such a way as to provide visitors a truly in-depth view of the struggle for equality. When there, you’ll be able to watch videos, view exhibits, and see what life was like for African Americans before the end of segregation. Using an RV to travel to the site is very possible, but for larger RVs like Class A motorhomes, you may have to park and commute to the historic site.