Envisioned over 50 years ago as place to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of the Connecticut abolitionists who helped defeat slavery, the Park now fulfills that purpose and much more. Located along the Native Stone Scenic Byway in the endangered tallgrass prairie of the Kansas's Flint Hills, the Mount Mitchell Heritage Prairie Park offers visitors an experience of tallgrass prairie, Flint Hills culture, and a history lesson on our Nation's Enduring Struggle for Freedom. The 170-acre Park is a Star Attraction of the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area and is a recognized site of the National Park Service's Network to Freedom Program commemorating the Underground Railroad. The prairie was once part of the farm of Captain William Mitchell, who was active in the western-most route of the UGRR, which runs through the Park. The site's hilltop prairie overlooking the Kansas River Valley has been sacred to Native Peoples for hundreds of generations, and visitors are asked to respect this.
The Park is open year-round from dawn to dusk. At present there are no facilities.