Take a step back into history at the Ritchie House! This is believed to be Topeka's oldest home and was built by abolitionists John and Mary Jane Ritchie in 1856. It served as a beacon of hope along the Underground Railroad as an active station where freedom seekers and conductors sought refuge along their journey. Open to visitors Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or by appointment. Admission is free.