Now a museum, Old Castle was once known as "The College Building," because at that time it was the first and only college building in the state.
The Old Castle museum houses artifacts from early Kansas, Methodist, and Baker history.
- Jen McCollough
- Director of Archives & Museum
- Office: Archives, Collins Library
- Old Castle Museum is open by appointment.
- The Old Castle Complex is just east of the main campus at 511 Fifth Street.
Old Castle Museum
About the Old Castle
As the first home of Baker, Old Castle was once known as "The College Building," because at that time it was the first and only college building in the state. Now as a museum, The Old Castle houses artifacts from early Kansas, Methodist, and Baker history.
Next to Old Castle is the Kibbee Cabin. The cabin played an intricate role in the creation of Baker University when a group of Methodist ministers gathered and decided to form a college in the town of Palmyra, which is now Baldwin City. While Kibbee Cabin is a replica, it is still a direct part of Baker's history, as is the Palmyra Post Office.
Serving Palmyra from 1857 to 1862, the post office seen today is a reproduction. It was moved to its present location and opened in 1978.
The Old Castle Complex can be found just east of the main campus. View directions.
Hours & Contact Information
Old Castle Museum is open by appointment.