Spirit of the Holidays

It’s that magical time of the year as the Spirit of the Holidays are everywhere in Manhattan. Make plans to shop, attend events, gather with friends, and make lots of memories.

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Manhattan Historical Sites

Riley County Historical Museum

The Riley County Historical Museum features exhibits from pioneer to present day.  The Goodnow House is on-site, along with a restored, prefabricated cabin brought to Manhattan by early settlers in 1855 on the Steamboat Hartford. Riley County Historical Museum is open until 5 p.m. weekdays and weekends (2 p.m. to 5 p.m.) and closed Monday. 

Goodnow House

Goodnow House

Furnished home of Isaac Goodnow, a founder of Manhattan and Kansas State University, built in 1861 and a state historic site. Goodnow House is open Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (also by appointment).
Goodnow House Museum, 2301 Claflin Road 

Pioneer Log Cabin

Pioneer Log Cabin

On Oct. 12, 1915, the foundation of this log cabin was laid. The stone came from the first building of the Kansas State Agricultural College and contains a box with historical papers. It was built to show the types of houses early settlers utilized, as this cabin features relics including farming tools, medicinal tools and ordinary household appliances of the period.
Pioneer Log Cabin

Wolf House Museum


Built in 1868, this limestone dwelling was used as a boarding house and private residence. The museum is furnished with 19th century period pieces. Wolf House Museum is open 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. weekends and by appointment.
Wolf House Museum, 630 Fremont St.

Historic sites map