17 Mile House

17 Mile House Farm Park open house events have concluded for 2022. More family fun and educational events will start back up in April 2023. The house and barn interiors are open for group tours and school visits by appointment only. Visitors can step back in time at 17 Mile House, a 160-year old farm which served as an important resting stop for pioneers traveling on the Cherokee/Smoky Hill wagon trails in the 1860s. This County-designated heritage area is managed by Open Spaces with support from volunteers. Volunteers lead tours, interpret historical and natural history, and provide hands-on experiences. Volunteers also create interpretive displays, maintain the gardens, and care for the historic collection of artifacts.