The Historical Museum’s Heritage Square

Open Tuesday through Sunday during the Museum’s regular hours, Heritage Square is the place for refreshment, gatherings, relaxation, and taking photos. The Square is accessible through the Museum with admission during public hours. Outdoor exhibits are part of the experience.

Special use of Heritage Square can be arranged through the Museum Office.

History of Heritage Square

The Square was the site of the Central Fire Station built in 1908. Twenty-five years later, the building was renovated as the Central Police Station, and then finally razed in 1975 to make way for Heritage Square. Heritage Square was a gift to the City by the Junior League of Wichita in celebration of their semicentennial. Heritage Square served as a complementary companion campus to the Historical Museum and was rededicated with improvements in 2016.

Central Fire Station- Looking SW on William Street

Front of Central Fire Station from William Street

Front of Central Police Station from William Street
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