With a population of just over 3000 residents, Hiawatha is the largest city in Brown County, Kansas. Founded in 1857, Hiawatha is also one of the oldest towns in the Sunflower State. Therefore, it’s also rich in culture and history.

Following is an overview of seven one-of-a-kind historic landmarks worth visiting when you’re in Hiawatha. As you’ll soon learn, they all have their unique character and are worth checking out. And since Hiawatha is only about an hour north of Topeka, it’s a great destination for a day trip too.

If you’d like to visit more historic towns in Kansas after spending time in Hiawatha, check out 11 Historic Towns In Kansas That Will Transport You To The Past for ideas of where to go next!

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