Manhattan Historical Sites

Riley County Historical Museum

The Riley County Historical Museum features exhibits from pioneer to present day, and the adjacent Goodnow House is 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.

Riley County Historical Museum
 

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

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.

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