The public is invited to take a hayride into history at the Lanesfield Historic Site in October. Beginning Saturday, Oct. 5, and running through Sunday, Oct. 27, The Patch at the Farm in Edgerton is offering weekend hayride tours to the Lanesfield Historic Site.
Lanesfield School is the oldest surviving one-room schoolhouse in Johnson County. The stone structure was built in 1869 and closed its doors in 1963. The schoolhouse endured a fire in 1903 and is currently restored to its 1904 appearance. Tours tell the story of the school’s past and what it was like to be a Lanesfield student. Lanesfield holds celebrations for Valentine’s Day, May Day, Independence Day, and Christmas throughout the year.
Lanesfield Historic Site is located at 18745 S. Dillie Road in Edgerton, Kansas, and has special October hours: Fridays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about The Patch, please visit For more information about the Lanesfield Historic Site, please call 913-715-2570 or visit the website at
A family-owned pumpkin patch offering a variety of fall activities for the whole family, The Patch at the Farm is located at 18517 Sunflower Road in Edgerton. Hayrides from The Patch to the Lanesfield Historic Site are offered at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. They cost $1 plus the price of admission. Visitors will enjoy a guided tour from a costumed schoolteacher, tour the schoolhouse, participate in 1904 era one-room school lessons, and learn all about the history of the area.