Historic Topeka Cemetery is an open-air museum of Topeka and Kansas history. The grounds are on the National Register of Historic Places. There are veterans from every conflict since the War of 1812. A statue of a proud Union soldier honors the bravery of men who fought to preserve the Union and keep Kansas free.
The men and women who built Topeka are here – Cyrus K. Holliday, founder of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway and the city's first mayor; the Stormonts and the Vails, the namesakes of Topeka's largest hospital; Arthur Capper, newspaper publisher, governor and U.S. senator, whose most lasting legacy is the foundation that helps disabled children.