Announcement: The museum is now closed for the winter. It will re-open for the spring season on Saturday, May 4, 2024.
Visit the Ensor Park & Museum
The Ensor Museum is open to the public for guided tours during the months of May, June, September, and October on Saturdays & Sundays from 1 PM to 5 PM.
There is no charge for admission. However, donations help to sustain the museum and are gladly accepted.
What to Expect:
When you arrive for a visit, you will be welcomed by Ensor tour guides. You may feel what it was like to be an early pioneer of Johnson County, Kansas, and to build a dairy farm from the ground up with hard work. You may feel the excitement of being a young Ensor child helping out on the farm and growing to love farm life, the animals, and learning skills from your parents that last a lifetime.
The treasures of their lives are everywhere to be seen and appreciated, ranging from farm implements and tools to the handicrafts of talented and artistic women to the meticulous woodworking and radio projects of Marshall H. Ensor.
There is something for everyone at the Ensor Park & Museum!
12 Reasons to Visit the Museum:
- Tour the authentic 1890s farm house with its amazing collection of handcrafted furnishings.
- Learn about the early days of amateur radio. See and hear a radio station in operation.
- See Marshall Ensor’s wood shop.
- There is something of interest for everyone! Youngsters can even pump well water.
- Hear about the exciting 1940 William S. Paley Amateur Radio Award.
- Observe a working spark-gap transmitter in action.
- View a variety of horse-drawn farm implements, barns, and chicken houses.
- Check out a collection of vintage radio equipment.
- See what life was like on a turn-of-the-century dairy farm.
- View the original 1875 pioneer cabin.
- See the first electric Olathe High School basketball scoreboard (from 1937).
- Learn about the life and times of Marshall H. Ensor, Loretta Ensor, and their parents.
And there’s much more to see! Plan your visit to the historic Ensor Park & Museum today!